Year: 1986 Source: Journal of Studies on Alcohol, v.47, no.1, (1986), p.78-81 SIEC No: 19901509

A structured questionnaire administered to 913 primary alcoholics entering an alcoholism treatment program revealed that 155 (17%) had attempted suicide. Compared to other primary alcoholics, those with histories of suicide attempts were more likely to have had early life difficulties with police, school & parents; reported more misuse of drugs; & were significantly more likely to have an alcoholic or depressed close relative. 18 refs.