This eNewsletter features a variety of new materials exploring the intersections between substance abuse and violence against women through both the experiences of survivors and the abusive tactics of perpetrators. Models for treatment, prosecution, and recovery are offered with special attention to the complexity presented when these issues intersect.
 
Focus on Substance Abuse and Violence Against Women

The article briefly discusses the data results gathered from interviews of women revealing that women who experienced any type of sexual abuse in their childhood were roughly three times more likely than unabused girls to report drug dependence as adults.
 
Childhood Sex Abuse Increases Risk for Drug Dependence in Adult Women

The article summarizes some of the research that demonstrates having experienced sexual violence is strongly associated with later substance abuse, high-risk sex, and other harmful behaviors.

Substance Abuse, High-Risk Sex, and Sexual Violence: What's the Connection?

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