Navigation Links
More than other drugs, injected meth is associated with an increased risk of attempted suicide
Date:12/22/2011

December 22, 2011 -- The dire physical and mental health effects of injecting methamphetamine are well known, but there's been little research about suicidal behavior and injecting meth. In a recent study, researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health and the University of British Columbia found that drug users who inject methamphetamine had an 80% greater risk of attempting suicide than drug users who inject other substances.

Although the causal pathway between injecting methamphetamine and suicidal behavior requires further investigation, study authors suggest that it likely involves a combination of neurobiological, social, and structural mechanisms, at least in the population studied.

The study results are published in the December issue of Drug and Alcohol Dependence.

"Compared to other injection drug users, it is possible that methamphetamine users are more isolated and have poorer social support systems," said lead author Brandon Marshall, PhD, a postdoctoral fellow at the Mailman School of Public Health and research coordinator for the Urban Health Research Initiative in British Colombia. "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," said Dr. Marshall. "In addition, 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."

The Vancouver Injection Drug Users Study is part of the ongoing British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS' Urban Health Research Initiative, which focuses on the effects of substance use, infectious diseases, and the urban environment on the health of urban populations. Vancouver's Downtown Eastside is known as a center for illicit drug use, and fatalities from drug overdoses and drug-related violence are common.
'/>"/>

Contact: Stephanie Berger
sb2247@columbia.edu
212-305-4372
Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Are there differences in mortality among wine consumers and other alcoholic beverages?
2. Advantages and motivations uncertain behind use of brachytherapy for breast cancer radiotherapy
3. NYC Sees Drop in Child Obesity; Can Other Cities Do Same?
4. Mothers weight before and during pregnancy affects babys weight
5. Acupuncture Might Ease Chemotherapy Pain
6. Childhood cancer survivors exposure to chemotherapy, radiation does not increase risk of birth defects in their children
7. Predicting resistance to brain tumor chemotherapy
8. Survival rates increase with chemotherapy alone in patients with limited-stage Hodgkins lymphoma
9. Penn researchers repair immune system in leukemia patients following chemotherapy
10. Rats Can Lend a Helping Paw to Others, Study Finds
11. PSA testing, combined with other relevant patient data can reduce unnecessary prostate biopsies
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:1/22/2015)... Deer Path of Huntley -- a BMA ... Hour from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Feb. 13. , ... Illinois, serves adults with physical disabilities between the ages of 22 ... treats, games and sweetheart-themed karaoke. , For more information about the ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... Hollywood, California (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 The City ... 2015 at 10 a.m., to commemorate the 42nd anniversary of the ... United States. , “It’s been 42 years since the Roe vs. ... choose is still as present as ever,” said City of West ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... VogueQueen is a seasoned and trusted leader who consistently ... thrilled to have it lead the wedding dress industry into ... prom dresses for the global market. , “The CEO of ... he focuses on continuing the goal of operational excellence and ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... AngelWeddingDress, the premier women’s dress supplier, has recently ... View website of AngelWeddingDress.com to find more details. ... online for a bridal party. AngelWeddingDress offers a variety ... Its maternity wedding dresses are specially designed for 2015. ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... January 22, 2015 Thousand of GranuFlo ... Care recalled its GranuFlo and NaturaLyte dialysis concentrates continue ... in U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts, Bernstein Liebhard ... the Court has remanded a case filed by the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Deer Path of Huntley Affordable Assisted Living to Host Valentine's Day Happy Hour 2Health News:VogueQueen Unveils New Designs of Prom Dresses for 2015 2Health News:AngelWeddingDress Has Recently Released Its Collection Of 2015 Maternity Wedding Dresses 2Health News:Court Overseeing Federal GranuFlo Lawsuits Remands Louisiana Claim Back to State Court, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 2Health News:Court Overseeing Federal GranuFlo Lawsuits Remands Louisiana Claim Back to State Court, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 3Health News:Court Overseeing Federal GranuFlo Lawsuits Remands Louisiana Claim Back to State Court, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 4
... St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis have found ... mirrored in their parents and vice versa.// Their study, ... CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, ... of health related quality of life (HRQL) as their ...
... India be left behind. A poultry dealer hailing from Amreli ... Saturday admitted to the civil hospital in Ahemedabad.// ... authorities and said that he had lost 600 chickens to ... contracted bird flu. This info was revealed by state Health ...
... investment game, a study, intending to investigate the ... //collectively in a team, revealed stark observations amongst ... by the University of Erfurt team, found improved ... ‘punishments’ became a form of motivation. Psychologists do ...
... a genetic disorder that affects the heart's largest artery, the ... of the disease and researchers at Johns Hopkins University// have ... blood-pressure drug that has shown promise in recent studies for ... University said that the Merck's drug appears to prevent the ...
... Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) in Dublin reported that in the ... Ireland has joined the list as it shows a very ... Hence a high alert has been issued by the health ... Britain. Statistics show that the vaccination up take is considerably ...
... instruments dentists’ swear by, what options do you think early ... treat decay? While you can indulge in some creative thinking ... researchers have dug up the past and chewed upon available ... of a drill. ,While excavating in Pakistan, Roberto ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Motivation Yardstick: Rewards or Punishment? Discover the Superior Performance Trigger 2Health News:The Myth about MMR Vaccine 2
(Date:1/23/2015)...  HyGreen, Inc., a leader in hand hygiene monitoring, today ... a subsidiary of Ascendis Health Limited, in ... hundreds of millions of patients around the world are ... from patient to patient via the unwashed hands of ...
(Date:1/23/2015)... Companies, Inc. (ICBU) has repositioned itself as a holding company ... foothold in the hydroponic, hemp and medical marijuana sectors. By ... the sector, and recently partnering with the Chippewa Tribe Nation ... marijuana, iMD is committing to bring its vision to the ...
(Date:1/23/2015)... Blood America, Inc. ( www.cordblood-america.com ) (OTC Bulletin Board: ... Proxy Statement, Schedule 14A, with the U.S. Securities & Exchange ... shareholders detailing why a "YES" vote to increase the number ... As we reflect upon the 2014 fiscal year that ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:HyGreen Partners with RCA Medical in Johannesburg, South Africa 2iMD Companies Poised to Make Impact in Multi-Billion Dollar Medical Marijuana Sector With Recent Investments and Strategic Partnerships 2Cord Blood America Announces Preliminary Proxy Filing and Details Why a "YES" Vote to Increase Authorized Shares Is Requested 2Cord Blood America Announces Preliminary Proxy Filing and Details Why a "YES" Vote to Increase Authorized Shares Is Requested 3Cord Blood America Announces Preliminary Proxy Filing and Details Why a "YES" Vote to Increase Authorized Shares Is Requested 4
... 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Pharmaceutical company Hatchtech Pty Ltd has ... study to confirm the efficacy of its novel head ... is evaluating the efficacy, safety and tolerability of two ... to vehicle. The trial consists of treating 132 healthy ...
... Aug. 31, 2011 Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ... appointed Helen Torley, M.B. Ch. B., M.R.C.P.,  as Executive ... Dr. Torley will report to N. Anthony Coles, M.D., ... for all commercial activities related to Nexavar and the ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Hatchtech Completes Treatment Phase of 2b Clinical Trial of New-Generation Head Lice Treatment Deovo™ 2Hatchtech Completes Treatment Phase of 2b Clinical Trial of New-Generation Head Lice Treatment Deovo™ 3Onyx Pharmaceuticals Appoints Dr. Helen Torley as Chief Commercial Officer 2Onyx Pharmaceuticals Appoints Dr. Helen Torley as Chief Commercial Officer 3
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
Medicine Products: