The nation's emergency rooms are treating more young men for drug-related suicide attempts.
A new report from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration found a 55-percent increase in those kinds of ER visits for men aged 21 to 34 between 2005 and 2009.
Nearly all the drug-related suicide attempts involved prescription drugs.
The number of young men who tried to kill themselves with anti-depressants increased by a whopping 155 percent.
There were also significant spikes in suicide attempts involving anti-anxiety drugs, insomnia medications and narcotic pain relievers.
(Copyright 2011 by VERTEXNews/Newsroom Solutions)
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