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They may blame drugs or alcohol instead of accepting responsibility for their behavior or actions.
While these problems overlap, they are independent of one another.” When one partner has a drinking or drug problem, a vicious cycle can occur.
We often hear from survivors who say, “If I could just get them to go to rehab, everything would get better.” But because drugs and alcohol aren’t the root issues of abuse (abuse is about power and control), achieving sobriety doesn’t necessarily end the abuse.
There are plenty of people who use drugs and alcohol and don’t become abusive.
USING COERCION AND THREATS Making or carrying out threats to do something to hurt her Threatening to leave her, or to commit suicide Threatening to report her to welfare Making her drop charges Making her do illegal things.
USING INTIMIDATION Making her afraid by using looks, gestures, or actions Throwing or smashing things, destroying property Abusing pets Dangerous driving Displaying weapons.
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