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Gwen Adshead: Posing as a florist

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: (Published 04 June 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g3643

Re: Gwen Adshead: Posing as a florist

Violence is a worldwide mysterious plague that infests every level of society. It baffles and frightens teachers, doctors, lawyers, police, and politicians. What is violence, and why is it so powerful and pervasive? Violence is a predictable and inevitable result of addiction. The addict suffers with insatiable cravings, frustration, and anger, all of which frequently lead to violence. The best way to deal with violence is to identify and treat the underlying addictions.

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11 June 2014
Hugh Mann
Eagle Rock, MO, USA