Information is Always the First Step
The following are links to national and local dating and domestic violence web sites.
National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV)
Love Is Respect
Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women
Alcohol and other drugs may be used to mediate the physical and emotional pain of domestic violence. The mission of DrugRehab.com is to equip patients and families with the best information, resources and tools to overcome addiction and lead a lifelong recovery. DrugRehab.com is a web resource that provides information and support to people fighting substance abuse and addiction. It is provided by Advanced Recovery Systems (ARS). ARS is an integrated behavioral health care management organization dedicated to the treatment of addiction, substance abuse, eating disorders and mental health issues.
Find the DrugRehab.com website HERE.
RehabCenter.net is an organization dedicated to connecting people seeking addiction treatment to the resources they need to succeed. According to the American Society of Addiction Medicine, substance abuse occurs in conjunction with intimate partner violence anywhere from 40-60% of the time, and we feel it is important to increase awareness of this issue. Their Guide to Substance Abuse and Domestic Violence is quite helpful.
Find the RehabCenter.net website HERE.
Drug Treatment Center Finder
Drug Treatment Center Finder is a free web-based resource hub that strives to provide the most up-to-date information and available treatment services across the nation. Their goal is to provide resources to addicts and their loved ones in order to guide them to the help they need in order to rebuild their lives. They currently offer the following resources:
• Health Screenings
• Collection of Informational/Educational Resources & Data
• Extensive Drug and Alcohol Addiction & Treatment Guides
• Nationwide Directory of Addiction Treatment & Mental Health Services
All of the statistical information found on the website is pulled from studies conducted and published by the National Institute of Health (NIH) and their divisions: National Insititute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), and the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH).
Find the Drug Treatment Center Finder HERE.
Addiction and substance abuse is linked to domestic violence in a strong way. Being under the influence of any substance greatly increases the chances of abusive behavior and Nearly 80% of domestic violence crimes are related to the use of drugs. The key to sobriety and freedom from a destructive relationship pattern is to not only find treatment for the violence, but also for substance abuse. AddictionCenter.com is a free webguide for those seeking information about addiction and recovery.
Find the AddictionCenter.com website HERE.
Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence (PCADV)
Philadelphia Domestic Violence Hotline
Laurel House (Montgomery County, PA)
The Women’s Center of Montgomery County
The National Domestic Violence Hotline
(800) 799-SAFE (7233)
(800) 787-3224 TT
The American Domestic Violence Crisis Line
(866) USWOMEN (879-6636)
National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline