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NCJ Number: 157377 Find in a Library
Title: Spouse Battering and Chemical Dependency: Dynamics, Treatment, and Service Delivery (From Aggression, Family Violence, and Chemical Dependency, P 81-97, 1990, Ronald T. Potter-Efron and Patricia S. Potter-Efron, eds.)
Author(s): A J Levy; J S Brekke
Date Published: 1990
Page Count: 17
Sponsoring Agency: Haworth Press, Inc
Binghamton, NY 13904
Sale Source: Haworth Press, Inc
10 Alice Street
Binghamton, NY 13904
United States of America
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This chapter provides chemical dependency clinicians with information on the needs of clients who are both substance abusers and spouse abusers.
Abstract: The article discusses the available information concerning overlapping population incidence, as well as similarities and differences in the dynamics of chemical abuse and spouse abuse. Patterns that may indicate to the clinician an abusive situation include any interaction of indicators for the abusive man and/or abused woman, rigid patterns of interaction, male dominance of the psychological atmosphere of the relationship, and extreme or no conflict in the relationship. Treatment approaches to spouse abuse include the family systems model and the individual recovery model. The article discusses the importance of an integrated treatment approach toward these two issues. Currently, the treatment cultures of systems designed to treat these conditions are very different, and efforts need to be directed toward effecting a new approach. 27 references
Main Term(s): Drug abuse
Index Term(s): Domestic assault; Drug treatment; Spouse abuse treatment programs
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