A Path Out: Prescription Drug Abuse and Suicide

Mark Borgschulte, Adriana Corredor-Waldron, Guillermo Marshall

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Abstract

In this paper, we investigate the concurrent rise of prescription drug abuse and suicide among white non-Hispanics in the United States over the last two decades. We find that prescription drug abuse is associated with an inherent risk of suicide, and that supply-side interventions decrease suicides in places with strong addiction-help networks. Our findings imply that prescription drug abuse is at least partially responsible for the rise in suicides.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages57
StatePublished - Oct 6 2016

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Keywords

  • suicide
  • prescription drug abuse
  • health
  • rational addiction

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Borgschulte, M., Corredor-Waldron, A., & Marshall, G. (2016). A Path Out: Prescription Drug Abuse and Suicide.

A Path Out : Prescription Drug Abuse and Suicide. / Borgschulte, Mark; Corredor-Waldron, Adriana; Marshall, Guillermo.

2016.

Research output: Working paper

Borgschulte, M, Corredor-Waldron, A & Marshall, G 2016 'A Path Out: Prescription Drug Abuse and Suicide'.
Borgschulte M, Corredor-Waldron A, Marshall G. A Path Out: Prescription Drug Abuse and Suicide. 2016 Oct 6.
Borgschulte, Mark ; Corredor-Waldron, Adriana ; Marshall, Guillermo. / A Path Out : Prescription Drug Abuse and Suicide. 2016.
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