ERIC Number: ED456365
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Apr
Domestic Violence. Technical Assistance Packet.
Join Together, Boston, MA.
Substance abuse has long been recognized as a precipitating factor in many domestic violence incidents. The main type of substance abuse is alcohol usage. Forty-six percent of the offenders reported being dependent on or abusing alcohol, while another 28% were found to be dependent on opiates, cocaine, marijuana, or inhalants. Nearly two-fifths of the domestic violence offenders said that they had been drinking at the time they were arrested for domestic violence. This paper provides tools, tips, and resources that communities can use to help reduce substance abuse and domestic violence. Included is a list of national organizations, publications, and community leaders who have expertise in the domestic violence area. It also contains stories of how some communities have responded to this problem. (JDM)
Descriptors: Alcohol Abuse, Community Action, Drinking, Family Problems, Family Violence, Illegal Drug Use, Influences, Intervention, Prevention, Substance Abuse
Join Together, 441 Stuart St., 7th Floor, Boston, MA 02116. Tel: 617-437-1500; Fax: 617-437-9394; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. For full text: http://www.jointogether.org/sa/files/pdf/domesticvidence. pdf.
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Join Together, Boston, MA.