While substance abuse does not cause family violence, there is a statistical correlation between the two issues.  Studies of family violence frequently indicate high rates of alcohol and other drug use by perpetrators during abuse.    The association between alcohol use and domestic violence has been well established by past research, and there is growing evidence that drug use is associated with domestic violence. The clearest evidence is that alcohol is a risk factor for family violence offending.  Although the etiology is complex, males who assault their intimate partners have frequently been drinking prior to the violence, and these men often have alcohol problems. There is also some evidence that alcohol and drug use are implicated in family violence victimization,although the nature of this relationship is multidimensional and may be more complex than the substance use-domestic violence offending relationship.

This workshop will provide information on understanding and addressing both of these modalities into a family violence intervention program.  Also, it will provide information to those who work with addictive disorders clients who are perpetrators on how to increase safety for victims.

To register: Call Dr. Byrd at 404-523-6074

Cost: $85.00 
Two or more from the same agency: $50

This training has been approved by the Georgia Commission on Family Violence for 6 FVIP hours.