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Physical and Sexual Intimate Partner Violence Among Women in Methadone Maintenance Treatment

Nabila El-Bassel; Louisa Gilbert; Victoria Frye; Elwin Wu; Hyun Go; Jennifer Hill; Beverly L. Richman

Title:
Physical and Sexual Intimate Partner Violence Among Women in Methadone Maintenance Treatment
Author(s):
El-Bassel, Nabila
Gilbert, Louisa
Frye, Victoria
Wu, Elwin
Go, Hyun
Hill, Jennifer
Richman, Beverly L.
Date:
Type:
Articles
Department:
Social Work
Volume:
18
Permanent URL:
Book/Journal Title:
Psychology of Addictive Behaviors
Abstract:
Although several studies have examined the relationship between intimate partner violence (IPV) and drug use among women in drug treatment programs, more information is needed to delineate differences, as a function of the specific drug used. Data from a random sample of 416 women attending methadone programs were analyzed to elucidate the differential associations between IPV and use of the following: marijuana only, cocaine only, heroin only, or cocaine and heroin. Prevalence of IPV among this sample far exceeded estimates from the general population. After adjusting for sociodemographic variables, use of cocaine only was significantly associated with an increased likelihood of experiencing IPV compared with no drug use. Similar results were found for women using both cocaine and heroin.
Subject(s):
Social psychology
Public health
Publisher DOI:
http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/0893-164X.18.2.180
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