Year: 2006 Source: Journal of Studies on Alcohol, v.67, no.1, (January 2006), p.95-101 SIEC No: 20061036

This study compared the characteristics & correlates of impulsive & precontemplated suicide attempts among subjects in treatment for alcoholism. Precontemplated acts were carried out with greater intent & were more likely to result in medical treatment. Dependence on illicit drugs & history of depression were more likely among attempters showing precontemplation. Impulsive attempts were more likely to be carried out by women & individuals with higher levels of alcohol-related aggression. Prevention of precontemplated suicide attempts by individuals with alcohol dependence should include interventions targeting depressive syndromes & aggression. (43 refs.)