Year: 1974 Source: Quarterly Journal of Studies on Alcohol, v.35, no.3, pt.A, (September 1974), p.856-862 SIEC No: 19980937

This study examines data on Navy & Marine Corps enlisted men who were hospitalized for alcoholism between July 1965 & December 1971 & who subsequently died. 22 subjects in the Navy sample & 25 subjects in the Marine Corps died of self-inflicted wounds. The most common methods used were firearms, poisoning, falling or drowning. The high risk of suicide among alcoholics is discussed. It is speculated that some of the 32 automobile or pedestrian deaths may have been suicides.