Cocaine, amphetamines and alcohol are involved in many acts of violence committed in France every year - mostly in the family environment and on the road. According to a study by the French Observatory for Drugs and Drug Addiction (OFDT), conducted in a high court in the Paris region over a decade, the most consumed product, alcohol, is also the one that causes the most violent acts: more than a third of the perpetrators were regular drinkers or under its influence at the time of the facts.
But illegal substances are also criminalized. American studies on a younger audience have shown that drug users commit more crimes. And these acts appeared more and more serious as the use of narcotics intensified. Another study, from 2013, found that substance dependence tripled the risk of intimate assault.
"The interactions between violence and drug use are...
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