Year: 1982 Source: Southern Medical Journal, v.75, no.7, (July 1982), p.794-798 SIEC No: 20030456

This article analyzes the prevalence of alcohol abuse in people admitted to American hospitals for trauma & injuries. Statistics regarding the presence of alcohol in vehicular traumas, farm machine fatalities & suicides are included. The author states that the suicide rate among alcoholics is 58 times that of the general population, & 30% of people that die by suicide are alcoholics. (29 refs) (SC)