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An unusual day in court

BMJ 2008; 337 doi: (Published 11 December 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a2959

Rx for Violence

Violence is a worldwide mysterious plague that infests every level of society. It
baffles and intimidates teachers, doctors, lawyers, police, and politicians. What
is violence, and why is it so powerful and pervasive? Violence is a predictable
and inevitable consequence 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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15 December 2008
Hugh Mann
Eagle Rock, MO 65641 USA