Drug Rehabilitation Program Graduates Are at an Increased Risk For Suicide


Drug rehabilitation programs are a very popular option for treating drug addiction. These are similar to alcohol detox clinics, but are aimed at helping a person quit drugs like cocaine, meth, heroin, ecstasy and other hard drugs. Unfortunately a large number of drug addicts end up in these drug rehabilitation facilities more or less against their will. Usually it involves massive humiliation during a family and friends drug intervention at which point they finally learn to recognize the damage that they have done to people around them.

The risk for suicide in these drug users usually comes during their release from these drug rehabilitation programs. The reason for this, is because while the person is in one of the drug Rehabilitation Programs clinics their behavior is monitored, so there are few opportunities for them to attempt killing themselves. But since guilt and depression is a mental problem, there is no way to know when someone is cured from their depression. So a number of people will simply fake being cured, so that they can be released and once they are out they can go through with ending the guilt through suicide.

If you think suicide only happens in 3rd world countries you’d be wrong. There are more than 1,100,000 suicide attempts every year in United States alone. In fact 1 out of 14 Americans knows someone who committed suicide last year alone. Worldwide the problem is even worse…where it jumps up to about 20 million suicide attempts a year. To put this in terms easier to comprehend, that’s more or less the entire population of Australia trying to kill themselves every year.

So if you know someone who is in or recently got out of a drug rehabilitation program and went through a “guilt trip”, you need to learn all the different suicide warning signs, so that you can know when the person is at risk of killing themselves, so that you can help save their life. You already showed you care about the person, by getting the person into a drug rehabilitation program to help cure them, so don’t drop the ball now.

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