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NCJ Number: 149830 Find in a Library
Title: Substance Abuse and Family Violence (From Family Violence: Prevention and Treatment, P 281-310, 1993, Robert L. Hampton, Thomas P. Gullotta, et al., eds. - See NCJ-149818)
Author(s): H R Hayes; J G Emshoff
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 30
Sponsoring Agency: Sage Publications, Inc
Thousand Oaks, CA 91320
Sale Source: Sage Publications, Inc
2455 Teller Road
Thousand Oaks, CA 91320
United States of America
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This chapter examines the phenomena of substance abuse and family violence and their co-morbidity, reviews theoretical and empirical explanations of the relationship between these behaviors, and discussions implications for prevention, identification, assessment, and treatment.
Abstract: Following a brief overview of the etiology of both substance abuse and family violence, this article presents statistics on the incidence of both behaviors. The authors note that discrepancies in identification tools and definitions of abuse and violence make prevalence and incidence rates difficult to determine; in addition, many cases of family violence are not reported or recognized. Alcohol and other drug use have been repeatedly implicated in family violence, including wife battering and child abuse. This article discusses the dynamics and interaction between substance abuse and family violence in terms of risk factors, drugs and alcohol as disinhibitors, family communication dynamics, the violent adolescent, other family dynamics, and in utero and postpartum violence. 113 references
Main Term(s): Drug abuse
Index Term(s): Alcohol abuse; Child abuse; Criminology; Domestic assault; Treatment techniques; Victims of Crime
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