ISSUP Expert Days Event: Supporting the Families of Substance Users - An Interview with Vivienne Evans OBE
There are often many risk factors associated with the development of a substance use disorder. It is essential to understand and appreciate the interaction between all contributing factors. In this free webinar, organised by NAADAC, Julie Owens, a Certified Domestic Violence Counsellor, will discuss the overlapping vulnerabilities.
Time to consolidate the lessons of the last five instalments of our course on drug treatment research. Row 5 explored key studies on treatment in relation to safeguarding the family and the community from crime.
Many persons with substance use disorders have multiple vulnerabilities. Professionals must know the correlations, implications, and ramifications of these intersections. Clients have often experienced traumas, including domestic violence or sexual assault. Survivors of these crimes also experience trauma reactions such as depression, anxiety, and PTSD. Some have pre-existing conditions, while others develop them as a result of the traumas.
This event will take place Tuesday, August 1, 2:00–3:30 p.m. EST.
This research report analyses how domestic violence and abuse is more likely than not to occur within intimate partner relationships where one partner has a problem with alcohol or drugs. The aims of this research project were: