Drug and Alcohol Abuse

In Realationships

Domestic Violence

Drug and alcohol abuse can lead to violence in friends, families, and relationships. According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, two-thirds of victims suffering violence by a current or former spouse or partner report that the perpetrator had been drinking, compared to less than one-third of stranger victimization. Among spouse victims, three out of four incidents reportedly involved an offender who had been drinking.

In a 1999 study, women who have been assaulted by their partner in the past 12 months have reported that a higher substance abuse was present as well as other health related problems. Those who experienced violence 33 percent reported drug and alcohol problems.

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Child Abuse

Though there is no “cause” of abuse and no specific profile of abusers, many factors contribute and make abuse more likely to occur. Pressures on the family, alcohol and drug abuse, and social isolation can all lead to parental stress a increase the chances that a parent will strike out at their child.

Nearly 4 to 10 child abusers reported hat they had been drinking at the time of the crime. Among those about half of them reported that they had been drinking for 6 hours or more prior to the offense.

A 1999 study by the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse found that children of substance-abusing parents were almost three times likelier to be abused and more than four times likelier to be neglected than children of parents who are not substance abusers.

Self Abuse

When using drugs and alcohol you're not only harming others but you're harming yourself a well. Long term effects of alcohol can be harmful. They could cause Liver damage, nerve damage, permanent brain damage, ulcers, and as well as many other things.

Drugs are also very dangerous. They can cause your immune system to be weakened, cause nausea, and can even cause the liver to work harder causing significant damage or even failure.

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Help That You Can Find

Nebraska Mid Community Action can help you get off your drug and alcohol abuse. As well as many drug and alcohol counselors can help you. For more info go to http://communityactionmidne.com/ and or contact your local psychiatrist or counselors.
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