Domestic violence and substance abuse are usually tied together. Substance abuse leads to emotionally abuse as well as physical abuse. It puts individuals out of control and in bad situations where abuse can occur.
The article, “Domestic violence escalated by substance abuse” by KRISTI R. GARABRANDT states,
“Victims of domestic violence and sexual assault are 15 times more likely to abuse alcohol and nine times more likely to abuse drugs, while abusers who use drugs and alcohol can escalate an already dangerous domestic situation into something even more dangerous.”
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Domestic violence is a big problem in America and substance abuse only fuels it. Please also review our Substance Abuse Practitioner Program