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NCJ Number: 120753 Find in a Library
Title: Domestic Violence and Chemical Dependency: Dual Problems, Dual Interventions
Journal: Journal of Psychoative Drugs  Volume:21  Issue:2  Dated:(April-June 1989)  Pages:229-238
Author(s): B Gorney
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 10
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Domestic violence and chemical dependency are prevalent and a serious threat to individuals, families, communities, and society at large.
Abstract: The association between substance abuse and violent interactions has traditionally been explained as a cause-effect sequence. The commonly held viewpoint that intoxication causes violence has dominated research on the subject as well as treatment methodology. This interpretation may lead treatment providers to believe that once abstinence from alcohol and other drugs is achieved, violence will also disappear. Researchers in the field of domestic violence dispute that violence occurs both when substance abuse is present and absent. This article provides assessment and treatment guidelines, and describes the scope of the problem, etiological issues, and factors that may serve as barriers to treatment providers in identifying violence as a problem in chemically-dependent relationships. 1 figure, 54 references. (Author abstract modified)
Main Term(s): Domestic violence causes
Index Term(s): Domestic assault; Drug abuse; Drug Related Crime
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