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MACHADO, Cássio Andrade et al. Suicidal ideation in a telephone service for drug users. Aletheia [online]. 2016, vol.49, n.1, pp.110-115. ISSN 1413-0394.

The relationship between drugs and suicide is pointed out as causal, but some authors defend the perspective that the presence of substance is a risk factor. Therefore, it is important in services for the dependents to explore the risk of suicide for preventive measures. With this in mind, a cross-sectional study was carried out in Ligue 132, to describe the available information related to suicide situations and the availability of public services to attend these cases. In 2011, 77 cases of suicide were found. The most involved substance was alcohol. Among the subjects that identified the municipality where they were speaking 64% had some form of CAPS. There is a need for further studies to investigate the use of telemedicine for the treatment of suicide cases as well as a more detailed description of these cases for a better understanding of the causes.

Keywords : Drug abuse; Suicide; Telemedicine.

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