Published: 05 September 2023

Factors associated with suicide in people who use drugs: a scoping review

Suicide is a significant contributor to global mortality. People who use drugs (PWUD) are at increased risk of death by suicide relative to the general population, but there is a lack of information on associated candidate factors for suicide in this group. The aim of this study was to provide a comprehensive overview of existing evidence on potential factors for death by suicide in PWUD.


  • Joan Devin
  • Suzi Lyons
  • Lisa Murphy
  • Michael O'Sullivan
  • Ena Lynn

BioMed Central
ISSN number
BMC Psychiatry 2023;23:655