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Heroin addicts reporting previous heroin overdoses also report suicide attempts

Brådvik, Louise LU ; Frank, Arne LU ; Hulenvik, Per; Medvedeo, Alvaro and Berglund, Mats LU (2007) In Suicide & Life-Threatening Behavior 37(4). p.475-481
Abstract
Nonfatal heroin overdoses and suicide attempts are both common among heroin addicts, but there is limited knowledge about the association between them. The sample in the present study consisted of 149 regular heroin users in Malmo, Sweden. Out of these 98 had taken an unintentional heroin overdose at some time and 51 had made at least one attempt to commit suicide (but not using heroin). Suicide attempts were significantly more common among those who had taken unintentional overdoses as compared with those who had never taken any overdose (p < 0.01). The more overdoses, the greater the risk of suicide attempt.
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Suicide & Life-Threatening Behavior
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37
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475 - 481
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John Wiley & Sons
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0363-0234
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10.1521/suli.2007.37.4.475
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English
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  abstract     = {Nonfatal heroin overdoses and suicide attempts are both common among heroin addicts, but there is limited knowledge about the association between them. The sample in the present study consisted of 149 regular heroin users in Malmo, Sweden. Out of these 98 had taken an unintentional heroin overdose at some time and 51 had made at least one attempt to commit suicide (but not using heroin). Suicide attempts were significantly more common among those who had taken unintentional overdoses as compared with those who had never taken any overdose (p &lt; 0.01). The more overdoses, the greater the risk of suicide attempt.},
  author       = {Brådvik, Louise and Frank, Arne and Hulenvik, Per and Medvedeo, Alvaro and Berglund, Mats},
  issn         = {0363-0234},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {4},
  pages        = {475--481},
  publisher    = {John Wiley & Sons},
  series       = {Suicide & Life-Threatening Behavior},
  title        = {Heroin addicts reporting previous heroin overdoses also report suicide attempts},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1521/suli.2007.37.4.475},
  volume       = {37},
  year         = {2007},
}