The vital role that substance use disorder treatment settings play in suicide prevention is becoming increasingly recognized. Suicide is a leading cause of death among people who misuse alcohol and drugs. Experts point to “disinhibition” as an effect of intoxication. Cohesive, integrated strategies are required to address the intersection between substance use disorder and suicidal ideation.1
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- 1. SAMHSA, 2008; HHS, 2012; Wilcox, Conner, & Caine, 2004; Pompilli et al., 2010 as cited in: Substance Use and Suicide: A Nexus Requiring a Public Health Approach, SAMHSA, 2016, p. 3