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Alcohol Abuse And Crime

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Alcohol has been a part of many people’s lives for centuries in America as well as crime. It may seem like a positive aspect of life to many individuals around the United States, but causes a burden on some people and may increase crime rates. Although many other drugs may have a more extreme effect on individuals, alcohol is still an addictive substance that plays a huge role in violent crimes. It is no coincidence that over a third of two million convicted offenders reported that they were drinking at the time of their arrest (NCAAD, 2015). Because alcohol is legal, all those of legal age have access to it almost anywhere at any time unlike other drugs which may be harder to access and be way more costly. Alcohol abuse has many severe consequences
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