The Intersection Between Partner Violence & Substance Abuse: Reports & Awareness
Posted Feb 05 2010 10:35am
There has been a lot of chatter among our " friends " and " followers " about the connection between alcohol/substance use and domestic/intimate partner violence over the past couple of weeks. Since February has been declared National Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, I thought it important to highlight some of the research as well as some of the resources.
It seems, surprising or not, that there is a direct link between DV and substance use. Does this mean substance abuse CAUSES domestic violence? Is it the other way around? Does this give abusers an "excuse" to abuse? Please feel free to discuss (AND SHARE OTHER RESOURCES) here.