Dating abouse

According to the American Society of Addiction Medicine, research has found that both victims and abusers are 11 times more likely to be involved in domestic violence incidents on days of heavy substance use.

The survey is also supported by the National Institute of Justice and the Department of Defense.Intimate partner violence is characterized by coercive behavior, which is an act or pattern of acts such as assaults, threats, humiliation, intimidation or other forms of abuse used to harm, punish or frighten victims.This pattern of abuse often causes victims to fear what their abuser will do if they seek help.However, a large number of people who abuse their partners also engage in substance abuse.Heavy substance use is a major risk factor for domestic violence.

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