Alcoholism and Suicide

  • Joel Solomon


The literature relating morbidity and mortality to the abuse of alcohol is rather extensive. This literature has consistently revealed a higher incidence of illness and death among the substance-abusing group than is found among comparable populations.1–3 Additionally, these studies as well as a number of others have demonstrated suicide to be a cause of death which occurs at a far higher rate among alcoholics than is found among the general population.4,5 These studies focus primarily on the overt suicide, that is, those persons who have consciously and intentionally taken or attempted to take their lives by one means or another.


Suicide Attempt Suicidal Behavior Acute Intoxication Direct Toxic Effect Suicidal Patient 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Joel Solomon
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Department of PsychiatryState University of New York, Downstate Medical CenterBrooklynUSA

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