Dating violence prevention
At least one study has found that a parent’s drug or alcohol use can affect their child’s relationships in the future.
According to researchers at the University of Buffalo research institute on addictions, teen dating Violence isn’t just a teenage problem.
At the very worst, a drunk driving accident can be fatal and warrant much more serious charges. Child inclined to be violent in future relationships. Teen and victim both turn to drugs and alcohol to cope.
Not only will the teen have face criminal charges, but also live with the knowledge and memory of such a tragic event. They’ll grow up and, if they don’t get help and leave their habits behind, their own children may be destined to live the same life.
A lot of teenagers experiment with drugs and alcohol.
Sometimes it’s because they feel pressure since other kids are doing it. Some teens turn to drugs and alcohol as a way to escape or relax.
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Drug and alcohol abuse contribute to dating Violence. Victims of teen dating violence are much more likely to turn to drugs or alcohol to cope with the abuse.
Rather, “the risk for aggressive behavior and involvement in dating Violence are related to stressors experienced much earlier in life.” If, between preschool and middle school, a child has an alcoholic or drug addicted parent, they are much more likely to be abusive to partners in future relationships. There could be a number of reasons to explain the relationship between a parent’s addictions and a teen’s behavior.
Researchers believe that a parent’s addictions change the family dynamic and cause children to become more aggressive.
Many begin romantic relationships for the first time. Things become even more challenging when alcohol and drugs are involved.
Studies show that there is a link between drug and alcohol abuse and teen dating violence.