Treat the Addict, Cut the Crime Rate

Treat the Addict, Cut the Crime Rate

By Nora D. Volkow

There was a time when the nation’s crime rate was front-page news. In the 1990s, the crime rate began to drop and we worried less. But a preliminary  report released by the FBI in June shows an increase in robberies and violent crime in 2005. Inasmuch as drug abuse can facilitate criminal behavior,…

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