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NCJ Number: 222233 Find in a Library
Title: Reductions in Marital Violence Following Treatment for Alcohol Dependence
Journal: Journal of Interpersonal Violence  Volume:18  Issue:10  Dated:October 2003  Pages:1113-1131
Author(s): Gregory L. Stuart; Susan E. Ramsey; Todd M. Moore; Christopher W. Kahler; Lyette E. Farrell; Patricia Ryan Recupero; Richard A. Brown
Date Published: October 2003
Page Count: 19
Sponsoring Agency: US Dept of Health and Human Services
Rockville, MD 20892-9304
Grant Number: K23AA13231-01; AA10958-01A1
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study evaluated the effectiveness and impact of a standard, individually based, partial hospitalization treatment for alcohol dependence on marital violence, psychological abuse, and marital satisfaction among male alcoholic patients and partners.
Abstract: The results revealed that the prevalence and frequency of husband-to-wife marital violence and frequency of psychological abuse decreased significantly following substance abuse treatment. Men reported no significant changes in their marital satisfaction. Results also showed significant decreases in wife-to-husband violence. Female partners reported a significant increase in marital satisfaction. The study suggests that marital violence perpetrated by male patients and their partners declined following the males’ substance abuse treatment. Despite a strong association between substance abuse, marital violence, and marital adjustment, the extent to which treatment for substance abuse problems decreases marital violence and psychological abuse and increases marital adjustment is unknown. The impact of an intensive, individually based, partial hospitalization treatment for alcohol dependence on alcohol use, marital violence, psychological abuse, and marital satisfaction among 24 heterosexual male patients and their partners was assessed. Tables, references
Main Term(s): Alcoholism treatment programs; Domestic assault prevention
Index Term(s): Abused women; Alcohol abuse; Battered husbands; Battered wives; Domestic assault; Domestic relations; Marital problems; Treatment; Treatment effectiveness
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