Harris B Stratyner Ph.D., CASAC

Recovery For Life

The Link Between Violence and Substance Abuse

Alcohol and Drugs often contribute to senseless acts of violence.

Posted Jun 18, 2009

Ever wonder why man at times can be so inhumane to his fellow brothers and sisters? Throughout history, we have seen random acts of violence: war, domestic violence, rape, street crimes, turning over cars after a sporting event along with looting and burning, cruelty to animals, shootings, stabbing, robberies of many sorts. You know the one thing (and this is a fact) that can be common to all of these senseless acts - alcohol and drugs. I didn't say they always are - but sadly they are often the one contributing factor that is common to destructive acts - how horrible! In the year 2009, given all the violence in our world, shouldn't we find more funds for addiction treatment?




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