Year: 1991 Source: Suicide & Life-Threatening Behavior, v.21, no.2, (Summer 1991), p.199-201 SIEC No: 19910690

This letter to the editor is a reply to an earlier letter criticizing studies completed by Rich et al., which found a connection between interpersonal loss & suicide research in general, much of which is due to a lack of money. He disagrees that alcoholics are the same as other substance abusers, but agrees that comorbidity can confound research efforts. (VM)