Addicts are not criminals

Are Addicts Criminals?

The link between addiction and crime

  • Suppliers of drugs getting caught
  • People who commit violent offences while under the influence of drugs, particularly
    alcohol. These may include murders, sexual assaults and domestic violence
  • Driving offences under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • Violence involving drug gangs or towards drug users who owe them money.
  • Many people who are dependent on drugs were involved in criminal activity before becoming dependent on drugs, so the drug use may not be the cause of the crime
  • Poverty, unemployment and social exclusion are often underlying factors rather than the drug use itself
  • Many people commit crimes to feed, clothe and house themselves and their families
  • Most people who use illegal drugs (the majority are non-problematic users) do not commit crimes.

Not all addicts are criminals



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