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Substance Abuse and Domestic Violence
The following resources address the co-occurrence of substance abuse and domestic violence, including State and local examples.
Addiction and Violence in the Home: Family Life at Risk
Hanson & Lynch (2004)
In Understanding Families: Approaches to Diversity, Disability, and Risk
Discusses the impact of addiction and violence in the home and strategies for working with families dealing with these issues.
Depression, Substance Abuse, and Domestic Violence (PDF - 107 KB)
National Center for Children in Poverty (2004)
Examines the extent to which victims of domestic violence also face the challenges of depression and substance abuse.
Guidelines For Assessing Violence
Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (2004)
In Substance Abuse Treatment and Family Therapy: A Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP 39)
Outlines a protocol for substance abuse treatment providers to screen for domestic violence and child abuse.
Intersecting Child Welfare, Substance Abuse, and Family Violence: Culturally Competent Approaches
Fong, Hendricks, & McRoy (2006)
Reviews the literature and provides statistics on substance abuse and family violence, explores the intersection of these issues in four different ethnic communities, and recommends ways to create culturally competent services to address these issues.
Model Protocol for Working With Battered Women Impacted by Substance Abuse (PDF - 539 KB)
Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence (2003)
Helps advocates better meet the safety needs of battered women and their children by providing tools to address service needs and options for those impacted by their own or another's substance use, misuse, or addiction.
Substance Abuse and Domestic Violence in the Child Welfare Context: Where Do You Start?
ABA Child Law Practice, 21(97), 2002
Provides an overview of substance abuse issues for parents affected by domestic violence and outlines recommendations for treating battered women and their abusers to achieve goals for family preservation.
State and local examples
Effects of Coordinated Services for Drug-Abusing Women Who Are Victims of Intimate Partner Violence
Bennett & O'Brien
Violence Against Women, 13(4), 2007
Summarizes outcomes from a demonstration project on collaboration between substance abuse and domestic violence agencies.