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TitleCannabis Use Disorder and Post-Deployment Suicide Attempts in Iraq/Afghanistan-Era Veterans
Author(s)Adkisson K, Cunningham KC, Dedert EA, Dennis MF, Calhoun PS, Elbogen EB, Beckham JC, Kimbrel NA.
Journal, Volume, IssueArch Suicide Res. [Epub ahead of print]
Major outcome(s)Cannabis dependence was associated with an increased risk of suicide in war veterans
IndicationPosttraumatic stress disorderAbstract
MedicationCannabis

OBJECTIVE:
The objective of the present study was to use retrospective data to test the hypothesis that cannabis dependence would be associated with an increased rate of post-deployment suicide attempts.

METHODS:
Participants included 319 veterans who had deployed to either Iraq or Afghanistan. Study procedures involved completion of a structured clinical interview and a battery of self-report questionnaires.

RESULTS:
As expected, lifetime cannabis dependence was significantly associated with post-deployment suicide attempts, AOR = 7.963, p = .014, even after controlling for the effects of pre-deployment suicide attempts, posttraumatic stress disorder, depression, pain, non-cannabis substance use disorder, and gender.

CONCLUSIONS:
While preliminary, our findings provide the first evidence to date that heavy cannabis use may be a unique risk factor for post-deployment suicide attempts among veterans.

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