Crimes committed under the influence

According to Violence and Drug Abuse, a 1995 publication by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), approximately 50 percent of violent crimes can be attributed to alcohol abuse. Some 30 percent of these violent crimes are homicides. Alcohol increases aggressiveness and decreases inhibitions, an explosive combination that can lead to violence. Cocaine and methamphetamines also have the reputation of generating feelings of aggression and hostility. Statistics from the Federal Bureau of...

School Performance And Drug Abuse

Academic Abuse

Relationship between academic and social performance in a school setting and drugs. Various studies have found that drug and alcohol use can have a negative impact on school attendance and performance. Drug use by peers and peer pressure are risk factors for teen drug abuse. Roughly 60 percent of high school teens report that drugs are used, kept, or sold at their schools. Students at these schools are three times more likely to smoke, drink, or use illegal drugs than students whose schools are...