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NCJ Number: 229962 Find in a Library
Title: Female Perpetrated Dyadic Psychological Aggression Predicts Relapse in a Treatment Sample of Men with Substance Use Disorders
Journal: Journal of Family Violence  Volume:25  Issue:1  Dated:January 2010  Pages:33-42
Author(s): Richard E. Mattson; Timothy J. O'Farrell; Candice M. Monson; Jillian Panuzio; Casey T. Taft
Date Published: January 2010
Page Count: 10
Sponsoring Agency: US Dept of Health and Human Services
Rockville, MD 20892-9304
US Dept of Veterans Affairs
Washington, DC 20420
Grant Number: R01AA10796; K02AA00234
Document: PDF
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Using a sample of men recently diagnosed with a substance use disorder (SUD) and beginning a treatment program, this study examined the relationship between baseline female-to-male psychological aggression and post-treatment SUD relapse.
Abstract: This study examined whether female-to-male (FTM) psychological aggression predicted men's relapse of substance use disorder (SUD) 6 months following substance use treatment. Men diagnosed with either a substance abuse or dependence disorder who had recently begun an SUD treatment program participated in the study with their female relationship partners (N=173). Logistic regression was used to examine the relationship between baseline FTM psychological aggression and SUD relapse when controlling for baseline demographic, dyadic, substance abuse- and treatment-related variables, as well as frequencies of other male- and female-perpetrated aggressive dyadic behaviors. Higher frequencies of severe, but not minor, forms of FTM psychological aggression uniquely predicted an increased risk of relapse at 6 months follow-up. These data add to the developing research program highlighting the negative sequelae of female-perpetrated psychological aggression and also provide an empirical basis for targeting specific dyadic behaviors in the context of SUD treatment and relapse prevention. Tables and references (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Drug treatment
Index Term(s): Abusing spouses; Alcohol abuse; Behavior modification; Behavior patterns; Domestic relations; Drug abuse; Drug treatment programs; Psychological manipulation
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