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Yes, Drug And Alcohol Abuse Contributes To Criminal Acts Of Violence

Nov 2, 2007
Drug and alcohol abuse plays a contributing factor in many criminal acts, including domestic violence, burglaries, armed robberies, fatalities and child abuse as well as sexual abuse. People who drive while under the influence of drugs or alcohol have caused deaths of unknowing parties. The fact that people do not believe their judgment is impaired when under the influence, results in these criminal acts.

Domestic violence is rising with more and more cases resulting because one or both parties are under the influence. Some criminal acts of domestic violence as resulted in death to one or more parties involved in the altercation. After the criminal act, many drug and alcohol abusers do receive help, but if a death resulted, substance abuse has already ruined their lives beyond repair. Many children suffer severely in homes where drug and alcohol abuse occurs.

Acts of child abuse have risen over the years with drugs or alcohol playing the leading role in the abuse. Many people do not understand the need to control their tempers because their judgment is impaired and they no have no right from wrong understanding. People with drug or alcohol abuse problems do not receive help until it is too late. After you commit an act of violence, you are labeled in the juridical system as a substance abuser and for what crime you have committed.

People who abuse drugs and alcohol do not see themselves with a problem. For the most part they feel they are functioning just find and continue to abuse. Some do see themselves with a problem and seek help, but this number is very low. Most abusers are not aware of their surroundings or if anyone else is with them. It is not wise to tell someone that they have a problem when they are under the influence.

If you want to talk to someone about their drug or alcohol abuse problem, it is wise to do it when they are not under the influence. People tend to become offensive when confronted with issues pertaining to their abuse problem. You might even want to talk with a professional to find ways to start a calm discussion about the problem with someone you feel needs help. Keep in mind that not everyone is going to listen even when they are not under the influence. Some people just think you are over reacting and ignore your pleas. This is all a part of the abuse cycle.
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