Over 60 percent of sexual assaults involve alcohol.For victims, the combination of alcohol abuse and dating violence can lead to addiction as well as other issues like eating disorders, depression and suicidal thoughts.
And while alcohol itself does not cause dating violence, it can aggravate it.
That’s not who I am.” Researchers at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville and Florida State University found recently that men and women who have been drinking alcohol are at a greater risk of becoming physically and sexually aggressive with their partners.
If your partner displays a combination of these behaviors, he/she may be a batterer and abuser: Emotional abuse can escalate into physical violence under certain circumstances.
Here are some risk factors associated with an increased severity in abuse: If you recognize any of these patterns or warning signs, you are not alone.
While genetics play a major role in alcoholism, a person’s environment also affects it.
So why is this disease so easily linked to dating abuse? Given that 18-to-34-year-olds binge drink the most and that two-thirds of high school-age students who drink do so to the point of intoxication, it’s no surprise that teens suffering in an abusive relationship often also see alcohol abuse involved.
Abuse occurs in all types of relationships and among people with varying backgrounds of age, race, religion, financial status, sexual orientation and education.
Teen dating abuse is any act that causes harm or threatens the risk of harm to a teen by an individual who is in a current or former dating relationship with that teen.
The abuse of alcohol is accompanied by a craving to drink, a loss of control, physical dependence and high tolerance.