Project summary for 2000-WT-VX-0004
The study will examine the effects of women's and men's illegal drug use,alcohol use, and binge and problem drinking on IPV (Intimate Partner Violence) against women.Specific types of drugs,multiple drug use, and drug alcohol intoxication at the time of violent incidents will be examined in relation to severe assaults, minor assaults, injuries, and frequencies of assaults. The study will identify factors that mediate the effects of drugs and alcohol use on IPV, including age of victim and partner, marital status, individual and neighborhood level socioeconomic factors, power control issues, and witnessing domestic violence as a child. The study will involve primary data collection from the Arrestee Drug Abuse Monitoring (ADAM) participants in Oklahoma City. All male and female ADAM participants who are married,cohabiting or dating a steady partner, or who were divorced or separated within the past year will be eligible to participate. An IPV addendum will be administered to 575 women and 950 men. Drug and alcohol and IPV data will be based on self report. IPV questions will be adapted from the Conflict Tactic Scale and will include questions on emotional,physical, and sexual abuse, as well as resulting injuries during the past year.