Dating violence and alcohol use
When one partner has a drinking or drug problem, a vicious cycle can occur.The issues created by their habit (like financial stress, neglect of responsibilities, or legal problems) may lead to fighting with their partner, and then to take the stress off, they may drink or use more drugs.
Livingston, Ph D, senior research scientist at RIA and lead author of the study.They published their findings in the Journal of Youth and Adolescence in August.“Although teen dating violence is typically viewed as a problem related specifically to adolescent development, our findings indicate that the risk for aggressive behavior and involvement in dating violence are related to stressors experienced much earlier in life,” lead author Jennifer Livingston said in a press release.Call, text, or chat with a trained peer advocate any time!“Our research suggests the risk for violence can be lessened when parents are able to be more warm and sensitive in their interactions with their children during the toddler years.Now University of Buffalo researchers believe they have proof.
The research team used information collected from teens who had been identified as children of fathers suffering from alcohol addiction at age one and followed through grade 12.
However, the partner who is using the drugs must decide for themselves to seek help for their abusive behavior and their drug/alcohol use.
If you or someone you know is in a relationship with a person who is abusive while using drugs and/or alcohol, we are here for you.
The observations, questionnaires and interviews revealed how the teens had perpetrated violence or been victims of physical violence.
Violence included engaging in threatening behavior, sexual violence, relational violence or emotional violence.
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