Why are there are so many addicts behind bars? In fact, one in every one hundred U.S. citizens is now confined in jail or prison – a majority of which are confined due to behaviors relating to drug use. But imprisonment has little effect on alcohol and drug abuse. In fact, 80% of offenders abuse drugs or alcohol and 95% of inmates return to substance abuse after imprisonment.

In their latest infographic “Break Out”,¬†Addiction Blog explores how jail time and substance related offenses are related.

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Prisons and Drug Offenders

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Co-founder and Vice President of SearchRank, responsible for many of the day to day operations of the company. She is also founder of The Arizona Builders' Zone, a construction / home improvement portal. Follow +Irma Wallace on Google + as well as Twitter.

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