Myth #6: Abuse takes place because of alcohol or drugs.
Fact: Substance abuse does not cause domestic violence. However, drugs and alcohol do lower inhibitions while increasing the level of violence, often to more dangerous levels.
The US Department of Health and Human Services estimates that one-quarter to one-half of abusers have substance abuse issues. ~ Victor M. Parachin, Author
With an informed community, with the help of family and friends, the cycle of abuse can be broken.