Substance abuse and men who batter. Issues in theory and practice

Larry Bennett, Oliver J. Williams

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This article briefly reviews data supporting links between substance abuse and men's abuse of female partners, as well as several perspectives that might explain these links. Then it examines critical issues of practice with substance-abusing men who batter, including assessment, safety, and sequencing of interventions. Finally, special concerns of working with African American men who batter and abuse drugs are addressed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)558-575
Number of pages18
JournalViolence Against Women
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 2003


  • Domestic violence
  • Spouse abusers
  • Substance abuse


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