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Those Who Inject Meth Are At Higher Risk Of Attempting Suicide

A new research study from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health and the University of British Columbia learned that people who inject meth had an 80 percent greater risk of attempting suicide than drug users who inject other drugs.

“Compared to other injection drug users, it is possible that methamphetamine users are more isolated and have poorer social support systems,” said lead study author Dr. Brandon Marshall. “The high rate of attempted suicide observed in this study suggests that suicide prevention efforts should be an integral part of substance abuse treatment programs. In addiction, people who inject methamphetamine but are not in treatment would likely benefit from improved suicide risk assessment and other mental health support services within health care settings.”

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