Domestic Violence Аddісtіоn Hotline
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The relationship between addiction and domestic violence can form in many ways.
One example of this is when alcoholics and drug addicts create atmosphere of violence and abuse in their home.
Another example is the relationship that exists between substance abuse and the trauma associated with experiencing domestic violence.
Wisdom Treatment has developed a domestic violence and addiction treatment program for victims to help end the cycle of domestic violence in our patients lives.
We do this by rehabilitating abusers and victims while treating their drug or alcohol addiction problems.
Knowing the Meaning of Domestic Violence
Domestic violence is intentional physical, emotional or sexual harm inflicted on one member of household by another also known as domestic violence victims.
This can occur between partners, parents and children, or even siblings.
Incidents of domestic violence can be either once or ongoing, although two-thirds of all domestic violence cases consist of multiple incidents.
The overwhelming majority of domestic partner abuse cases involve men abusing women.
Domestic abuse is also unfortunately common among adults and elderly relatives.
Identifying the Addiction Correlation
Numerous studies have documented the rampant presence of alcohol and drugs in domestic violence incidents.
According to the United States Bureau of Justice Statistics, over 43.5% of domestic abusers have substance abuse problems.
Alcohol addiction is one of the leading risk-factors in abuse among domestic partners.
Over 87% of domestic violence program directors agree that risk increases when alcohol or drugs are involved.
The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence reports that two-thirds of all domestic violence incidents involve alcohol.
Impact on Domestic Violence Victims
According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) 25% of all women experience rape or physical assault of some kind throughout their lives.
Many of these women go on to develop substance abuse issues due to their inability to properly cope with the trauma.
Also, children who experience domestic abuse are at a much greater risk for latent drug or alcohol addiction.
Domestic Violence and Addiction Treatment
Domestic violence and addiction treatment incorporates a variety of specialty therapies along with medical detox and in-depth psychological counseling.
The domestic violence victim treatment process starts with a thorough psycho social assessment to familiarize our clinical staff with each patient’s history
Treatment will vary depending upon whether the patient is a victim or perpetrator of domestic violence.
Treatment for Victims
In addition to treating their immediate chemical dependency issues, Wisdom Treatment works to empower our domestic abuse patients through a full scope of trauma-relief therapies.
This includes; Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), psychodrama therapy, group counseling and family of origin therapy.
Treatment for Abusers
When discussing domestic violence, it’s important to point out that current abusers are usually past victims.
For this reason, it’s critical that they receive treatment to help them cope with their past abuse before any real work can begin.
Once they 1 re able to successfully and rationally confront their abusive past, usually through a series of trauma therapies, they can now be treated for their current anger issues as well as their substance abuse.
Recovering abusers are taught anger-management techniques to help them avoid relapse, while victims learn ways to ease the fear and anxiety associated with their trauma.
Addiction and domestic abuse are linked in more ways than one and there is no cookie-cutter formula for helping patients overcome this issue.
We strive to provide special treatment plans to our patients in effort to help them heal and rebuild their lives.
Our customized approach to treatment is ideal for both victims and abusers looking to rise above their past and move forward.
To learn more about our domestic violence treatment program, you can call our hotline or visit our treatment center for more information.