Year: 1997 Source: 17p. SIEC No: 20010434

This manuscript is based on the premise that there are 3 means of escape from stress: psychosis, drug abuse, & suicide. The author uses the work of Lazarus & Folkmann to identify theoretical explanations for drug abuse & suicide. Coping skills are then discussed in relation to these topics. The suggestion is made that coping skills should be emphasized as much as possible when treating drug abusers or people at risk for suicide. (23 refs) (SC)