Year: 2013 Source: Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior.(2013).43(2):198-212. Volume 43, Issue 2, pages 198Ð212, April 2013 SIEC No: 20130574

Drug poisoning is the leading method of suicide-related deaths among females and third among males in the United States. Alcohol can increase the severity of drug poisonings, yet the prevalence of alcohol overdoses in suicide-related drug poisonings (SRDP) remains unclear. Such hospitalizations provide important opportunities to employ intervention techniques to prevent further suicide attempts.