Monday, September 11, 2006

Amazing Stories Of Social Science

More groundbreaking study results from the Institute for the Bloody Obvious:

September 10 is suicide prevention day. A study from the Center for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) says there is a connection between alcohol and suicide. High levels of alcohol intake are associated to increased rates of suicide. This explains the cause-and-effect relationship between the amount of alcohol consumed and the rate of suicides in the population.

Robert Mann, senior scientist at CAMH led the study, which looked at "alcohol-related factors" affecting suicide mortality figures in Ontario.

Mann and his researchers found that as the rate of intake of alcohol levels increase, so do the number of suicide deaths. They also found that suicide mortality increased along with a rise in unemployment as well. However, an increase of AA membership was found to decrease suicide rates.

Being an out of work drunk makes you more likely to off yourself? Never would have guessed.

Source: All Headline News

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