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ERIC Number: EJ966256
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Aug
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0363-0234
Ecstasy Use and Suicidal Behavior among Adolescents: Findings from a National Survey
Kim, Jueun; Fan, Bin; Liu, Xinhua; Kerner, Nancy; Wu, Ping
Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v41 n4 p435-444 Aug 2011
The relationship between ecstasy use and suicidal behavior among adolescents in the United States was examined. Data from the adolescent subsample (ages 12-17, N = 19,301) of the 2000 National Household Survey on Drug Abuse were used in the analyses. Information on adolescent substance use, suicidal behaviors, and related sociodemographic, family, and individual factors was obtained in the survey. The rate of past year suicide attempt among adolescents with lifetime ecstasy use was almost double that of adolescents who had used other drugs only, and nine times that of adolescents with no history of illicit drug use. In multinomial logistic regression analyses controlling for related factors, the effect of ecstasy use remained significant. Adolescent ecstasy users may require enhanced suicide prevention and intervention efforts.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United States
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Household Survey on Drug Abuse