From the January 1972 magazine.

About Alcoholism - Alcoholism Information, Research and Treatment

Permanent Withdrawal

The individual who is toying with the idea of suicide may reveal his intention by a number of behavioral clues. Dr. Herbert C. Modlin, a psychiatrist at the Menninger Foundation, has compiled a list of them for doctors and others who must deal with the potential suicide.

Alcoholism is a danger sign. Perhaps even more significant is the sudden abandonment of drink by an alcoholic. Without the escape hatch of drink, be may become highly vulnerable to suicidal ideas unless he a great deal of support from family, friends, or physician.

-- Family Health

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