How isn’t an accidental overdose considered suicide?

Wouldn’t an accidental overdose be considered accidental suicide.

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  • 6 months ago
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    Because whoever aren't able to determine if it was an accident.

    Only if it was a new medication to the person,. The first time taking the medicine, then they could say it was an accident.

    Otherwise, this type of thing usually requires a thought out plan.

    • Richard
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      6 months agoReport

      Thanks 👍🙂

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  • Lili
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    6 months ago

    Suicide is defined as intentional killing of the self.

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  • D J
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    6 months ago

    Suicide require intend to harm one's self.

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  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    It's not suicide it's an overdose

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  • 6 months ago

    Because they didn't know they were gonna die. When you're high all the time you feel invincible. Most people I know who OD didn't want to die, they were just willing to risk their life.

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  • 6 months ago

    that's one way of looking at it

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  • 6 months ago

    No such thing as accidental suicide, by definition, which is: Suicide is the act of intentionally causing one's own death.

    As you can see. if it's an accident then it's not "intentional" and therefore not suicide.

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    • Lili
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      6 months agoReport

      Technically speaking that's true, but it is commonly accepted that a suicide intended to die. A death by accidental overdose is considered just that -- accidental and therefore unintentional.

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