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This publication provides the reader with an overview of the research done on the connection between the use of alcohol and other drugs and the ideation and/or completion of suicide among adolescents. It also provides information and resources on how to develop a youth suicide prevention program. The introduction gives a brief overview of the significance of the problem of youth suicide and identifies nine key issues that emerge from the research on the connection between adolescent substance use and suicide. This section is followed by a list of warning signs for adolescent suicide. The body of the publication contains abstracts of 39 research articles that provide an overview of the link between alcohol and other drug abuse and youth suicide and that present a review of what some schools and communities are doing in regard to suicide prevention, intervention, and postvention. Articles are divided into two sections. The first section, Studies on Adolescent Suicide and Substance Abuse, contains abstracts of 19 articles. The second section, Suicide Prevention, Intervention, and Postvention In the Schools, contains abstracts of 20 articles. Articles are organized alphabetically by author in each section. Following the abstracts are the subject index of keywords; the reference section; and the resource listing of curricula, manuals, program development materials, and organizations. (NB)

Descriptors: Adolescents, Alcohol Abuse, Drinking, Drug Use, Prevention, Substance Abuse, Suicide, Youth Problems

Autor: Laws, Kathy; Turner, Amy


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