Suicide in Alcoholism and Drug Addiction

  • Norman S. Miller

Abstract

The word suicide has a Greek derivation, meaning “self–death” (sui, self; cide, kill). Suicide as a consequence of alcoholism and drug addiction has always been found to be common in many sources of inquiry. The association between suicide and alcohol and drugs has been noted by investigators from a variety of disciplines that have assessed suicide. Many past as well as recent studies have confirmed that alcohol and drug addiction are major risk factors for suicide, as causes and precipitants for suicidal behaviors (1–4).

Keywords

Toxicity Depression Dopamine Schizophrenia Serotonin 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Norman S. Miller
    • 1
  1. 1.Cornell University Medical CollegeNew York Hospital-Cornell Medical CenterUSA

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