“While substance abuse does not cause domestic violence, there is a statistical correlation between the two issues. Studies of domestic violence frequently indicate high rates of alcohol and other drug use by perpetrators during abuse. Not only do batterers tend to abuse drugs and alcohol, but domestic violence also increases the probability that victims will use alcohol and drugs to cope with the abuse. The issues of domestic violence and substance abuse can interact with and exacerbate each other and should be treated simultaneously.”
Quote is taken from the NCADV website. Please visit www.ncadv.org for more information.
Understanding the correlation between substance abuse and domestic violence SHAWL offers the following:
Domestic Violence Education Group
Advocacy in Court
Referrals to specific outside agencies based on need
Case management to address issues dealing with domestic violence which can include:
Obtaining restraining orders
Referrals to specific outside agencies based on individual need
SHAWL provides a safe and supportive 4-month residential program for women who are beginning their journey of recovery from addiction. SHAWL provides the structure and support in a warm and nurturing residential setting.