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Substance Abuse and Domestic Violence

Substance Abuse and Domestic Violence

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Published by: gramarina on Jun 13, 2008
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SUBSTANCE ABUSEUBSTANCE ABUSEANDNDDOMESTICOMESTICVIOLENCEIOLENCE
 
 
Common Characteristics ofommon Characteristics ofAlcohol and Drug Abuse andlcohol and Drug Abuse andDomestic Violenceomestic Violence
They both can be passed from generation toThey both can be passed from generation togeneration.generation.
Both involve denial and minimization of theBoth involve denial and minimization of theproblem.problem.
Both may involve isolation of theBoth may involve isolation of theperpetrator and the victim and/or familyperpetrator and the victim and/or family
Both revolve around power and control.Both revolve around power and control.
 
 
The Scope of the Problem
There are more deaths and disabilities each year in the U.S.from substance abuse than from any other cause.
About 18 million Americans have alcohol problems; about5 to 6 million Americans have drug problems.
More than half of all adults have a family history of alcoholismor problem drinking.
More than nine million children live with a parent dependenton alcohol and/or illicit drugs.
 

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