Adolescent substance use and suicidal behavior: a review with implications for treatment research.

@article{EspositoSmythers2004AdolescentSU,
  title={Adolescent substance use and suicidal behavior: a review with implications for treatment research.},
  author={Christianne L Esposito-Smythers and Anthony Spirito},
  journal={Alcoholism, clinical and experimental research},
  year={2004},
  volume={28 5 Suppl},
  pages={77S-88S}
}
Adolescent substance use (alcohol and other drugs) and suicidal behavior, independently, pose serious public health problems. Youths who report co-occurring substance use and suicidality are a particularly high-risk group. In this review, we explore four areas that are pertinent to research with substance-abusing and suicidal adolescent populations. First, we review epidemiological research that is relevant to the association between substance use and suicidal behavior. Results suggest that… CONTINUE READING

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