Suicidality by Substance Abuse or Dependence among Adults: 2009

  Drug or Alcohol Dependence
or Abuse
No Drug or Alcohol Dependence
or Abuse
Had Serious Thoughts of Suicide 10.8% 3.0%
Made Any Suicide Plans 3.6% 0.7%
Attempted Suicide 1.8% 0.3%

Source: SAMHSA, Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality (November 2010). Figure 4.7. Suicide Thoughts, Plans, and Attempts in the Past Year among Adults Age 18 or Older, by Substance Dependence or Abuse: 2009. Results from the 2009 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Mental Health Findings. Rockville, MD.

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