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The relationship between sexual and physical abuse and substance abuse consequences

The relationship between sexual and physical abuse and substance abuse consequences,10.1016/S0740-5472(02)00220-9,Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment

The relationship between sexual and physical abuse and substance abuse consequences   (Citations: 36)
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This study examines the relationship between a history of physical and sexual abuse (PhySexAbuse) and drug and alcohol related consequences. We performed a cross-sectional analysis of data from 359 male and 111 female subjects recruited from an inpatient detoxification unit. The Inventory of Drug Use Consequences (InDUC), measured negative life consequences of substance use. Eighty-one percent of women and 69% of men report past PhySexAbuse, starting at a median age of 13 and 11, respectively. In bivariate and multivariable analyses, PhySexAbuse was significantly associated with more substance abuse consequences (p < 0.001). For men, age ≤17 years at first PhySexAbuse was significantly associated with more substance abuse consequences than an older age at first abuse, or no abuse (p = 0.048). For women, the association of PhySexAbuse with substance use consequences was similar across all ages (p = 0.59). Future research should develop interventions to lessen the substance abuse consequences of physical and sexual abuse.
Journal: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment - J SUBST ABUSE TREAT , vol. 22, no. 3, pp. 121-128, 2002
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    • ...Individuals with histories of childhood maltreatment are also at heightened risk for developing SUDs in adolescence and adulthood (Liebschutz et al, 2002; Moran, Vuchinich, & Hall, 2004; Wall & Kohl, 2007)...

    Virginia A. De Sanctiset al. Childhood Maltreatment and Conduct Disorder: Independent Predictors of...

    • ...In addition, CSA initially occurring at age ten or younger was associated with increased likelihood of having an STD diagnosis during adulthood (Ohene, Halcon, Ireland, Carr, & McNeely, 2005) and increased adult drug use (Liebschutz et al., 2002)...

    Kirk D. Hennyet al. Physical and Sexual Abuse among Homeless and Unstably Housed Adults Li...

    • ...Sexual and physical abuse during childhood are complex phenomena causing severe consequences to the victims, including psychological and behavioral problems, which often extend into adulthood, resulting in maladjustment and problems in various spheres (Banyard, Williams, & Siegel, 2001; Beitchman, Zucker, Hood, daCosta, & Akman, 1991; Beitchman et al., 1992; Cicchetti & Toth, 1995; Green, 1993; Liebschutz et al., 2002; ...
    • ...Links between physical and sexual abuse and substance abuse among women have been quite well recognized (Dunn, Ryan, & Dunn, 1994; Gil-Rivas, Fiorentine, & Anglin, 1996; Jarvis, Copeland, & Walton, 1998; Liebschutz et al., 2002; Miller, Downs, & Testa, 1995)...
    • ...Their observations were supported by literature showing strong links between childhood victimization and substance abuse among women (Dunn et al., 1994; Finkelhor et al., 1990; Gil-Rivas et al., 1996; Jarvis et al., 1998; Kilpatrick et al., 1992; Liebschutz et al., 2002; Miller et al., 1995; Winfield et al., 1990) and that sexual abuse often preceded drug use...
    • ...In addition, earlier studies explained that childhood abuse disrupts a woman’s development of sexual identity, sexual behaviors, and coping strategies, which contributes to their involvement in risky behaviors, such as drug use and sex trading (Liebschutz et al., 2002; Miller, 1999; Molnar et al., 2001; Parillo et al., 2001; Romans, Martin, Morris, & Herbison, 1999)...

    Krishna Vaddipartiet al. The Effects of Childhood Trauma on Sex Trading in Substance Using Wome...

    • ...For example, it has been reported that more than 70% of women in substance abuse treatment report a history of childhood sexual abuse [1,4,10,11]...

    Alisa K Lincolnet al. Brief screening for co-occurring disorders among women entering substa...

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