Age, gender, and ethnicity differences in patterns of cocaine and ethanol use preceding suicide.

@article{Garlow2002AgeGA,
  title={Age, gender, and ethnicity differences in patterns of cocaine and ethanol use preceding suicide.},
  author={Steven J. Garlow},
  journal={The American journal of psychiatry},
  year={2002},
  volume={159 4},
  pages={615-9}
}
OBJECTIVE The goal of this study was to examine the relationship between suicide and substance use among completed suicides in Fulton County, Ga., from 1994 through 1998. METHOD Extensive data on completed suicides were obtained from records of the Office of the Medical Examiner. Specific characteristics of the victims who had used cocaine, ethanol, or both before committing suicide were compared across demographic groups. RESULTS There were important race, sex, and age differences among… CONTINUE READING

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