Alcohol and cannabis use disorders are each associated with increased suicidal behavior but it is unclear how their comorbidity relates to suicide risk. Understanding these associations in U.S. military Veterans is especially important, given their heightened risk for suicide, high prevalence of AUD, and increasing access to cannabis.

Center researchers compared alcohol and cannabis use disorders with suicide ideation, plans and attempts in more than 4,000 Veterans surveyed in 2019-2020 as part of the National Health and Resilience in Veterans Study.

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