The following resources address the co-occurrence of domestic violence and substance abuse.
Addiction and Domestic Violence
Addiction Center (2019)
Describes the link between addiction and domestic violence and how being under the influence of substances may increase the chances of abusive behavior.
Information Memorandum on the Intersection of Domestic Violence, Mental Health, and Substance Use
Administration for Children and Families, Family and Youth Services Bureau (2019)
Presents an information memorandum issued by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and the Administration for Children and Families that calls for increased collaboration between domestic violence, mental health, and substance use disorder treatment service providers and systems.
Opioids, Domestic Violence, and Mental Health
Hussain & Warshaw (2017)
Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs
Reviews the impact of the opioid epidemic and connections with intimate partner violence. The article mentions several studies on their interaction to create an emerging perspective for substance abuse and child welfare professionals to consider.
Saving Lives: Meeting the Needs of Intimate Partner Violence Survivors Who Use Opioids: Research and Policy Brief (PDF - 383 KB)
Phillips, Schaeffer, White-Domain, & Warshaw (2019)
National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma and Mental Health
Examines the intersection of opioid use and intimate partner violence, including survivors of domestic violence who use opioids and substance use coercion, which is when abusers use tactics to trap their partners in opioid use.
Understanding Research on Intimate Partner Violence and Substance Abuse (PDF - 366 KB)
National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma, and Mental Health (2016)
Discusses research that shows intimate partner violence survivors may use substances at a higher rate than those who have not been abused.
Understanding the Connection Between Drug Addiction, Alcoholism, and Violence
American Addiction Centers (2019)
Reviews the correlation between substance abuse and violence and presents information on domestic violence, addiction, suicide, unhealthy coping mechanisms, effects on children, and more.