Social Problems cause by Drugs and Alcohol

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  • Social Problems cause by Drugs and Alcohol
    • Result in people being unable to work (unemployment)
    • Addiction can affect the way families function, lead to breakdown of marriages
    • Increased health risk, spending on care from accidents, cancer, mental health care, as well as rehabilitation
    • People may steal to fund their addiction - more money spent by police and on prisons
    • More likely to get into fights -increased pressure on police
    • May lead to people causing damage to public areas - causes upset and money to repair


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