Year: 2003 Source: Addictive Behaviors, v.28, no.7, (September 2003), p.1343-1349 SIEC No: 20040240

The authors compared 99 drug-dependent women to 162 alcoholic women & 66 drug-dependent men entering a treatment program. They were assessed by a semi-structured interview for demography, progression of dependence prior to entering treatment, prior suicidal behavior, & baseline functioning in the areas of alcohol/drug use, occupation, family relationships, & leisure activities. 50% of drug-dependent women, 32% of alcoholic women, & 14% of drug-dependent men reported suicidal attempts. Further findings are discussed. (14 refs)