A recent study out of Plymouth University has shown that alcohol treatment programs prove effective in cutting reoffending rates for previously convicted offenders. Offenders who participated in an alcohol addiction treatment program as part of sentencing are significantly less likely to be charged or reconvicted. Those who did not participate in the alcohol treatment option were actually twice as likely to be charged and 2.5x more likely to be reconvicted. Because alcohol misuse is so often associated with violent crimes and domestic violence, managing alcohol addiction and cleaning up alcohol use can truly change the lives of prior offenders.
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