Alcohol/Drug-Involved Family Violence in Australia (ADIVA)

Research Bulletin no: 
May 2018
Richelle Mayshak, Elise Cox, Beth Costa, Arlene Walker, Shannon Hyder, Andrew Day, Kerri Coomber, Nicholas Taylor, Peter Miller

Family and domestic violence (FDV), a term used to refer to both intimate partner violence (IPV; i.e., violence between two intimate partners) and family violence (FV; i.e., violence between family members other than intimate partners) is a significant public health and social issue. The negative consequences of FDV include physical injury, depression, suicide, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) use are two risk factors that have been found to contribute to FDV and can be modified at individual and environmental levels, representing significant avenues for intervention