Assessing factors associated with non-fatal overdose is important as these could be useful to identify individuals with substance use disorders at high risk of adverse outcomes and consequences. Depression may play an important role in terms of overdose risk. We aimed to test if drug users suffering from a depressive disorder might have significantly higher risk of non-fatal overdose as compared with drug users without depression.
Bartoli, F., Carrà, G., Brambilla, G., Carretta, D., Crocamo, C., Neufeind, J., Baldacchino, A., Humphris, G., & Clerici, M. (2014). Association between depression and non-fatal overdoses among drug users: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 134, 12-21. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2013.10.007