Review of the association between treatment for substance misuse and reductions in intimate partner violence

Gregory L. Stuart, Timothy J. O'Farrell, Jeffrey Temple

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A substantial body of research supports a strong cross-sectional and longitudinal association between substance misuse and perpetration of intimate partner violence (IPV). This article briefly addresses the theoretical connection between substance use and intimate partner violence and research on the association between substance misuse and IPV. Studies examining the effect of individual and couples-based addiction treatments on IPV are reviewed. The implications of this work and future directions for research are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalSubstance Use and Misuse
Issue number9-10
StatePublished - 2009



  • Behavioral couples therapy
  • Intimate partner violence
  • Substance misuse
  • Treatment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Health(social science)
  • Medicine (miscellaneous)

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