Year: 2013 Source: Addiction.(2013).108(2):377-84. DOI: 10.1111/j.1360-0443.2012.04066.x SIEC No: 20130376

Aims To investigate the relationship between time after hospital discharge and drug-related death ( DRD) and suicide among drug users in Scotland, while controlling for potential confounders. Conclusions In people receiving treatment for drug dependence, discharge from a period of hospitalization marks the start of a period of heightened vulnerability to drug-related death.