Year: 1978 Source: New York: Oxford University Press, 1978. p.75-93 SIEC No: 20030830

This chapter examines the relation between problem drinking & violent causes of death in America. A description of the medical examiner’s criteria for determining manner of death is included. The author asserts that it has been observed that approximately 50% of all violent deaths are associated with alcohol use. It is noted that in one study presented that 29% of the people who died by suicide were alcoholics, narcotics abusers, or both. (28 refs) (SC)