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Restriction of alcohol consumption in suicide prevention 

Restriction of alcohol consumption in suicide prevention
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Restriction of alcohol consumption in suicide prevention
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Gergö Hadlaczky

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10.1093/med/9780198570059.003.0081
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date: 22 August 2019

Alcohol consumption is related to suicide rates on an aggregate level. Given that a causal relationship is also supported by both natural experiments and studies on an individual level, restricting access to alcohol can arguably prevent suicides. Sensitivity of suicide rates to changes in alcohol consumption varies from one region to another, depending on cultural drinking habits. Identifying the key characteristics of cultures where changes in alcohol consumption most affect suicide rates may help in deciding where alcohol restriction policies may be effective in reducing suicide.

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