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Journal of Family Violence

, Volume 30, Issue 1, pp 85–91 | Cite as

Trends in Intimate Partner Violence Services Provided by Substance Abuse Treatment Facilities: Findings from a National Sample

  • Nicole M. Capezza
  • Emily C. Schumacher
  • Brittney C. Brady
Original Article

Abstract

Facilities treating substance abuse problems have a unique opportunity to provide services related to intimate partner violence (IPV). This study investigated the percentage of substance abuse treatment facilities that offer IPV related services among a sample of over 10,000 treatment facilities. Characteristics of treatment facilities that do versus do not offer IPV services were also examined. Survey questions from the 2011 National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services (NSSATS) were analyzed. Only a minority of facilities offered IPV related services (38.4 %). Additionally, compared to facilities not providing IPV services, those providing such services differed on many notable characteristics, such as gender of clients accepted into the program (programs focused on adult women were more likely to offer IPV services), facility location (IPV services offered more in the Western United States), and facility ownership (IPV services offered more in facilities owned by tribal governments).

Keywords

Intimate partner violence Substance use Treatment 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nicole M. Capezza
    • 1
  • Emily C. Schumacher
    • 1
  • Brittney C. Brady
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyStonehill CollegeEastonUSA

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