Addiction and Suicide: What’s the Link?
Addiction and Suicide: What's the Risk
In this Psycom article, Silver Hill Director of Psychology, Michael Groat, PhD, shares insights about the relationship between addiction and suicide. “What suicidality and addiction share is the desire to escape from pain and distress,” says Groat. “Someone may turn to an addictive substance or behavior as a way to cope with pain in their life. But addiction then creates its own negative cascade.”