Alcohol Use Associated With Suicide, Especially in Minorities

Alcohol plays a significant role in suicide, especially among Hispanics and American Indian and Alaska Natives, according to new data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In a new study, researchers led by Dr. Alex Crosby of the CDC's National Center for Injury Prevention and Control looked at the cases of suicide reported in 17 states in 2005 and 2006. They found that of those suicide victims tested whose blood alcohol levels were tested after their death, nearly a...Full Story
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