Domestic Violence and Drug Use

A pregnant woman who uses drugs and a battered woman are often one and the same person. As numerous studies have shown, many pregnant drug users are women who have experienced high levels of past and present abuse. Many researchers have suggested that there is a relationship, perhaps even a causal one, between domestic violence and a history of trauma and drug use.

Generation Five

March 08, 2006

Generation Five is a non-profit organization that brings together diverse community leaders working to end child sexual abuse within five generations. Generation Five is building a movement to end child sexual abuse through survivor leadership, community organizing and public action.

http://www.generationfive.org

Drugs, Pregnancy and Battering

March 05, 2006

A pregnant woman who uses drugs and a battered woman are often one and the same person. As numerous studies have shown, many pregnant drug users are women who have experienced high levels of past and present abuse. Many researchers have suggested that there is a relationship, perhaps even a causal one, between domestic violence and drug use.

The False Connection Between Adult

March 07, 2005

This New York State Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence fact sheet addresses batterers and the relationship of alcohol use to violence: http://www.opdv.state.ny.us/health_humsvc/substance/falsecx.html

Battered Women with Chemically-involved Partners

March 06, 2005

The New York State Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence offers this helpful fact sheet addressing the fact that an abuser's involvement with substances can have a significant impact on victims of domestic violence including their ability to participate in services designed to address the needs of family members of chemically- dependent persons.
http://www.opdv.state.ny.us/health_humsvc/substance/codependency.html

Relationship of Victimization to Addiction

March 05, 2005

The New York State Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence provides a fact sheet exploring the ways in which victimization may put women at increased risk for substance abuse.
http://www.opdv.state.ny.us/health_humsvc/substance/aodvictims.html

Applying Harm Reduction to Services for Substance Using Women in Violent Relationships

March 02, 2005

Amy Hill's insightful article compares fundamental similarities between compassionate approaches that are used in efforts to help people addicted to drugs and to help women who experience domestic violence. http://www.harmreduction.org/pubs/news/spring98/hill.html