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Substance abuse and drug-related death, suicidal ideation, and suicide: a review.
Mino A; Bousquet A; Broers B
December 30, 1999
Unique Identifier : AIDSLINE MED/99293838

The high mortality rate among drug users, which is partly due to the HIV epidemic and partly due to drug-related accidental deaths and suicides, presents a major public health problem. Knowing more about prevalence, incidence, and risk factors is important for the development of rational preventive and therapeutic programs. This article attempts to give an overview of studies of the relations between substance abuse, suicidal ideation, suicide, and drug-related death. Research in this field is hampered by the absence of clear definitions, and results of studies are rarely comparable. There is, however, consensus about