Thursday, February 12, 2009

Drugs & Alcohol, the direct cause of Crime & Violence

The study is of critical importance to India, where smoking is responsible for about one in 20 deaths of woman & one in five deaths of man in the age group of 30-69 years. By 2010, it has estimated that smoking will lead to one million death in the country.

Drugs & Alcohol are positively correlated with crime & violence against women (VAW). Alcoholism raises violence & consequently family disintegration. There are some incidents where the father raped his daughter under the influence of alcohol.

The most common form of violence world wide is wife battering, which is the direct result of alcoholism. According to the 1995 record, there have 3,764 offences that accounted 22.7% of the total reported drug related offences in India. Alcohol is also the cause of Schizophrenia, TB & Cancer.

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