Year: 2011 Source: Procedia Social and Behavioral Sciences 5 (2010) 1982-1985 SIEC No: 20110176

Aim of study was to investigate the prevalence of suicide attempts among individuals seeking treatment for addictions. Sample consisted of 250 individuals (16 women and 234 men). Results revealed 16.8% of subjects reported attempting suicide at least once. Using knife was most prevalent type of attempt. Findings confirmed other reports of higher rates of suicide attempts among addicts. Suggestion of greater emphasis be placed on identifying suicide risk factors among addicts.