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NCJ Number: 128428 Find in a Library
Title: Aggression, Family Violence and Chemical Dependency
Editor(s): R T Potter-Efron; P S Potter-Efron
Date Published: 1990
Page Count: 226
Sponsoring Agency: Haworth Press, Inc
Binghamton, NY 13904
Publication Number: ISBN 0-86656-964-2
Sale Source: Haworth Press, Inc
10 Alice Street
Binghamton, NY 13904
United States of America
Type: Issue Overview
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Ten papers examine factors in the interaction of aggression, family violence, and chemical dependency.
Abstract: The first paper examines various drugs and the states of intoxication produced by them with emphasis on how anger and violence are modulated in such states. Another paper discusses the differential diagnosis of physiological, psychiatric, and sociocultural conditions associated with aggression and substance abuse. A literature review then examines the interconnections between family violence and alcohol dependency, with attention to the historical involvement of the medical, legal, and mental health fields in this topic. One paper notes the similarities and differences between the chemical-dependence and spouse-battering populations and compares treatment models and practices for these populations. Suggestions are offered for integrating treatment and service delivery for these problems. Common effects manifested in adults raised by abusive, chemically-dependent parents are identified in another paper with treatment guidelines. Other papers discuss alcoholism and sex abuse in the family (incest and marital rape), the treatment and prevention of the abuse of children at multiple risk, treatment for child maltreatment associated with alcohol abuse, adult self-injury as a survival response in victim-survivors of childhood abuse, and the therapeutic and professional boundary issues in managing victims who are also victimizers. Chapter references
Main Term(s): Domestic assault
Index Term(s): Aggression; Alcohol-Related Offenses; Drug Related Crime
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