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NCJ Number: 184064 Find in a Library
Title: Substance Abuse and Victimization (From National Victim Assistance Academy, P 7.1 - 7.31, 2000, Anne Seynour, Morna Murray, eds. et al., -- See NCJ 184052)
Series: OVC Others
Author(s): Anne Seymour
Date Published: 2000
Page Count: 31
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Language: English
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Annotation: This chapter discusses the correlation between substance abuse and victimization.
Abstract: The use and/or abuse of alcohol and other drugs are correlating factors in the commission of some crimes. In addition, some victims use substances as a negative coping mechanism to deal with the short- and long-term trauma of victimization. Collaborative efforts among professionals who serve victims--including victim service providers, criminal and juvenile justice professionals, child protection agencies, mental health professionals, and substance abuse treatment providers--are necessary to promote early identification, prevention and intervention efforts relevant to victimization and substance abuse. The chapter discusses clinical definitions of substance-related disorders, including use, abuse and dependence; current research findings relevant to the abuse of alcohol and other drugs and victimization as applied to specific victim populations, including victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, and child and adolescent victims; the correlation between victimization, posttraumatic stress disorder and substance abuse; responses for victim interventions and assistance; and promising practices in preventing and responding to substance abuse among victims of crime. Table, references
Main Term(s): Victims of Crime
Index Term(s): Alcohol abuse; Child abuse treatment; Domestic assault; Drug abuse; Drug abuse causes; Drug treatment; Post-trauma stress disorder (PTSD); Victim services; Victims rights
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