Men’s Health Information and Resource Centre
Drug Abuse

Drug abuse is a male health issue when it intersects with violence, suicide or other issues that are routinely experienced by males. Where resources are available that provide information on this linkage, they provide a useful basis for practitioners to understand the role that drugs and their overuse play in male health issues.

Suicide Prevention Australia: Position Paper On Alcohol, Drugs and Suicide Prevention

suicideprevention logo This document is Suicide Prevention Australia's position on the interaction between drugs, alcohol and suicide. It is acknowledged that the presence of alcohol and drugs can heighten the likelihood of suicide or suicidal feelings. 

"The recognition of AOD abuse as a mental illness remains poorly understood by the public and policy makers..."

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