Year: 2003 Source: Proceedings of the Pavese Society Newsletter, v.13, (2002), p.84-87 SIEC No: 20030566

This article examines some bereavement elements that may be compounded when the person that died by suicide was a substance abuser. The author asserts that survivors of substance abusers may experience more social isolation & stigma than survivors of non-substance abusers. He concludes by stating that special support groups may be required by survivors of substance abusers that have died by suicide. (11 refs) (SC)