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J Subst Abuse Treat. 2000 Dec;19(4):329-38.

Addiction medicine and domestic violence.

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Schick Shadel Hospital, 12101 Ambaum Boulevard S.W., Seattle, WA 98146, USA.


Domestic violence is a major medical and legal problem, resulting in a great many deaths and injuries each year. Alcohol and other drug dependencies are frequently found in both the perpetrators and victims of violence. This fact gives addiction medicine practitioners a unique opportunity to intervene in both life-threatening disorders. This article gives diagnostic and intervention guidelines for dealing with the issue of domestic violence in the addiction medicine patient population.

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