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Self Destructive Behavior Patterns in Male and Female Drug Abusers

  • Steve Saxon
  • Ernest Kuncel
  • Edward Kaufman

Abstract

The relationship between drug abuse and suicide is only beginning to be explored. To date, the relationship has received clinical mention but there has been comparatively little empirical research. Researchers are beginning to explore some of the issues involved in this relationship, such as the role of depression in both suicide and drug abuse, the functional equivalence of drug abuse and suicide, and suicide attempt rates in drug abusers.

Keywords

Drug Abuse Suicide Attempt Suicidal Thought Drug Abuser Methadone Maintenance 
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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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