Rising Addiction Related Crime

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Rising Addiction Related Crime
Rising Addiction Related Crime
Rising Addiction Related Crime
Rising Addiction Related Crime

Along with the soaring addiction rates around the country comes a troubling trend, a rising crime rate. Rural areas, in particular, have been especially hard hit. According to the Wall Street Journal, rates of violence in rural counties of at least 10 states have skyrocketed in the past two decades while it has fallen or remained the same in metropolitan areas. In one small Ohio county the violent crime rate tripled while the population only grew at a rate of seven percent. Addiction can drive people to do desperate and terrible things. News like this gives us reason to pause and appreciate our recovery because, as they say, “but for the grace of God go I.”

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