Year: 1977 Source: International Journal of the Addictions, v.12, no.2-3, (1977), p.255-270 SIEC No: 20030074

Sociodemographic, drug-taking history & psychological test data were collected from 133 male heroin addicts in treatment programs. Those addicts who had ever sniffed glue were characterized by a unique orientation to death. Not only were they significantly more likely to have attempted suicide, but also they more often fantasized about death both while on heroin & when clean, & they acknowledged less fear of the pain/deterioration involved in dying. In addition, they had on the average abused more than twice as many different substances as addicts without a glue history. (40 refs)