Mortality amongst Illicit Drug Users: Epidemiology, Causes and Intervention

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Cambridge University Press, Sep 21, 2006 - Medical
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This book was first published in 2006. Over the past 40 years the rate of illicit drug use worldwide has risen dramatically, and with it the number of deaths reported among drug-using populations. What are the clinical, ethical and psychopathological implications of these deaths? In this book, Shane Darke and his team provide the first full, synthetic review of the epidemiology, causes, prevalence, demography, and associated risk factors of illicit-drug-related mortality. In addition, they examine and evaluate interventions to reduce these deaths. The major causes of death among illicit drug users are overdose, disease, suicide and trauma. Each is independently examined. This is an important book for all clinicians and policy-makers involved in issues relating to illicit drug use.
 

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Table 32 All cause mortality rates amongst illicit drug user
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Table 62 Suicide as a cause of death amongst illicit
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Table 63 Attempted suicide and suicidal ideation amongst illicit drug
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Table 41 Overdose as a cause of death amongst illicit
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Table 51 Disease as a cause of death amongst illicit
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