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Addiction

04 March 2011

6 in 10 drug addicts abuse partner

About six out of 10 male drug-abusers direct some type of violence against their intimate partners a study showed, revealing a high rate of both pysical and psychological abuse.

About six out of 10 male drug-abusers direct some type of violence against their intimate partners, according to a study conducted at the Department of Pedagogy of the University of Granada. The study revealed a high rate of domestic violence - both pysical and psychological - by male drug-abusers against women.

The study also detailed the most recurrent forms of abuse, as well as the variables associated to them.

The study revealed that 51% of male drug-abusers are aware of their committing violence against their partners and, although they know that such violence has a deep impact on their partners, they are not willing to break off, or to let their spouses abandon them, thus resorting to whatever strategies are necessary.

 

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