Drugs And Suicide By Young Adults (Gorgan- Northern Iran)
Azad Reza Mansourian ,
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Objective : Suicide is the leading cause of premature death world-Wide .This research project was designed to establish the role played by drugs to commit suicide among teenager and young adults in Gorgan- in northern Iran.
Methods: This investigation was a descriptive study and the patients consisted of all acute poisoned subjects referred to the emergency department of Gorgan Main General hospital during one year duration. The data was gathered using a questionnaire which was filled for each patient at the time of admission.
Results : The findings of this investigations showed that 61.3% of all acute poisoning happened by drugs and drug were used by 72.1% to commit suicide with the age group of 14-19 years with highest prevalence.
Conclusion : Young adults of 14-19 years are the age group with highest incidence of committing suicide and drugs with 72.1% are the main substance for attempting suicide.