A recent study gets into some of the nitty gritty of substance use disorders and interpersonal violence (IPV): Alcohol use disorders and cocaine use disorders were most strongly associated with IPV perpetration, while cannabis use disorders and opioid use disorders were most strongly associated with IPV victimization. A diagnosis of both an alcohol use disorder … Continue reading Drilling down into DV and drugs
There's been a lot of buzz about Charlie Sheen's sad and all too public descent into addiction-induced madness. I tend not to comment on these kinds of stories, but I saw a couple other things I wanted to highlight. First, in some corners, there is a strange romanticisation of his "honesty" about his drug use and … Continue reading Sheen, addiction and domestic violence
This study found that patients with diagnoses related to alcohol and other drug problems were MUCH less likely to be screened for interpersonal violence. Why is that?
Short answer, "no!" We've written a lot on the subject. More here: Guidelines for working with batterers Guidelines for working with survivors Barriers Preventing Effective Communication Between Domestic Violence and Addiction Professionals But I was drunk!