THE  ALCOHOL  CONNECTION

Promising Directions for Helping Chemically-Involved Battered Women Get Safe and Sober
This article explores the connections between substance abuse and violence in women's lives; the strength-based models within each of the service systems that best support the goals of safety and sobriety,and the resulting opportunities for enhanced coordination and collaboration between the two systems

The False Connection Between Adult Domestic Violence and Alcohol
An article that explores the relationship between victimization and the development of alcohol/other drug problems in women; the relationship between a batterer's use of substances and his violence; and the similarities and differences between "co-dependency" and the effects of victimization.

Relationship of Victimization to Addiction
An overview of the issues and obstacles facing chemically-involved battered women and recommendations for intervention that promotes both safety and sobriety, posted on the New York State Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence web site.

Battered Women with Chemically-involved Partners
An overview of the issues and obstacles facing battered women whose partners are involved with substances and recommendations for intervention that promotes victim safety, posted on the New York State Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence web site.

Model Domestic Violence Policy for Substance Abuse Treatment System: New York State Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence
Guidelines for substance abuse treatment professionals in developing responses to victims and perpetrators.

Substance Abuse and Woman Abuse by Male Partners
An overview of some of the issues by Larry Bennett, Ph.D., Jane Addams College of Social Work, University of Illinois at Chicago, posted on the VAW Resource page.

Domestic Violence and Chemical Dependency: Different Languages
A guide to common language usages within the two fields in an effort to make communication
between them a little easier.

Talk: "Adult Domestic Violence -- The Alcohol Connection"
A talk that expands on the themes in the above mentioned article.

Codependency Reframed
An opinion on women and the disease model that critiques the framework of codependency.