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

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)180-183
Number of pages4
JournalPsychology of Addictive Behaviors
Volume18
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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