Suicide among heroin users: rates, risk factors and methods.

  title={Suicide among heroin users: rates, risk factors and methods.},
  author={S. Darke and J. Ross},
  volume={97 11},
  • S. Darke, J. Ross
  • Published 2002
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Addiction
  • The current paper examines critically the literature on suicide rates, suicide risk factors and methods employed for suicide among heroin users, and compares these to those of the general population. Heroin users have a death rate 13 times that of their peers, and deaths among heroin users attributed to suicide range from 3-35%. Overall, heroin users are 14 times more likely than peers to die from suicide. The prevalence of attempted suicide is also many orders of magnitude greater than that of… CONTINUE READING
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