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Unformatted text preview: for their social position, many people readily conclude that people become homeless because they use drugs. However, the opposite is often true: When people so not have work; when they lost the support of neighbors, family, and friends; and when they live on the streets they may turn to alcohol or other drugs as a means to cope. 3) Health Each year, as many people die from the use of legal and illegal drugs as from gun violence, accidents, and infectious disease combined. Estimates suggest that half of all pregnant women drink alcohol at some time during pregnancy, putting their babies at risk. Also, between 5 and 10% of pregnant women use marijuana, cocaine, or some other drug. Drug users may also share needles, a dangerous practice that spreads HIVthe virus that causes AIDS....
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This note was uploaded on 11/08/2011 for the course SCIE SYG2000 taught by Professor Bernhardt during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.
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