Gender differences in the presence of drugs in violent deaths Journal Article uri icon



  • ConclusionsSuicide and homicide decedents are characterized by varying patterns of licit and illicit drug use that differ by gender. Drugs associated with homicide (marijuana, cocaine and amphetamines) are stronger among males, while drugs associated with suicide are stronger among females (antidepressants and opiates). Taking these differences into consideration may allow for targeted interventions to reduce violent deaths.

publication date

  • September 27, 2013

Full Author List

  • Boardman J; Sheehan CM; Rogers RG; Williams GWT

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