Year: 1999 Source: European Addiction Research, v.5, no.2, (1999), p.63-70 SIEC No: 19990424

200 Norwegian drug abusers who consecutively applied for treatment in a therapeutic community were interviewed at intake & personally followed up 5 years later. The findings indicated a tendency that the suicide group had a more frequent use of benzodiazepines, had had more in and outpatient treatment, and had spent less time in prison than the nonsuicide group. Only time in prison significantly differentiated between clients with or without later suicide attempts.