Life Events Leading to Suicide in Drug Abusers

  • Steve Saxon
  • Ernest Kuncel
  • Edward Kaufman


Drug abuse and suicide have been conceptually linked in a variety of fashions: as types of self-destructive behavior, drug abuse as a form of suicide, and as examples of self hatred. These linkages are primarily theoretical and clinical in their basis. Empirically, some have linked drug abuse and suicide on the basis of the extent of depression in each group, the high mortality rate among drug abusers and the high suicide attempt rate among drug abusers.


Methadone Treatment Drug Abuser Methadone Maintenance Treatment Methadone Maintenance Interpersonal Problem 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • Steve Saxon
    • 1
  • Ernest Kuncel
    • 2
  • Edward Kaufman
    • 1
  1. 1.Orange County Human Services AgencyUSA
  2. 2.University of Southern CaliforniaUSA

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