The Global Campaign for Men and Boys
Drug and alcohol addiction is trapping men in poverty and fueling a cycle of deprivation that puts them “at risk of losing children, jobs, health, morale, and liberty” a new report suggests.
One in seven prisoners are in jail for drugs offences with drugs and alcohol playing a role in many more crimes too. According to the No Quick Fix report by the Centre for Social Justice:
Alcohol dependency and abuse is also linked to a range of offences including domestic abuse, anti-social behaviour, public disorder, sexual assault and motoring offences. According to the accounts of victims of violence, the perpetrator had been drinking in:
Two out of three men sentenced to prison have a problem with alcohol with a third being hazardous drinkers and a third being severely dependent on alcohol.
Drink and drugs also have an influence on the re-offending rate. Prisoners who drink every day are less likely to be employed and more likely to re-offend within a year of release. For young offenders, 71% who abuse more than one type of drug will re-offend within a year.
If you think we take more action to tackle drug and alcohol problems that affect men join our #BeatMaleAddiction campaign today.
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