Suicide: One of Addiction’s Hidden Risks

Individuals with addiction are at higher risk for suicide.

Anyone who cares about an addict has a long list of concerns, not the least of which is that addiction may take their loved one’s life. Mostly we feargetting word of a serious accident or injury or perhaps a drug overdose. What few think about, or actively work to prevent, is suicide. And while suicide is a well-known risk for those suffering with mental health problems, it also requires attention in the assessment and treatment of addiction.  more

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