Year: 1988 Source: Jewish Social Work Forum, v.24, (1988), p.67-71 SIEC No: 19910828

There is a close relationship between alcohol & drug abuse & suicidal behaviour. Abused substances cause a range of emotional states, elation, depression, impulsive & aberrant behaviours associated with suicidal risk. Social isolation is a powerful force interacting with drug abuse to identify suicidal risk. (15 refs.)