Drug and Alcohol Abuse
In a 1999 study, women who have been assaulted by their partner in the past 12 months have reported that a higher substance abuse was present as well as other health related problems. Those who experienced violence 33 percent reported drug and alcohol problems.
Nearly 4 to 10 child abusers reported hat they had been drinking at the time of the crime. Among those about half of them reported that they had been drinking for 6 hours or more prior to the offense.
A 1999 study by the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse found that children of substance-abusing parents were almost three times likelier to be abused and more than four times likelier to be neglected than children of parents who are not substance abusers.
Drugs are also very dangerous. They can cause your immune system to be weakened, cause nausea, and can even cause the liver to work harder causing significant damage or even failure.