Substance abuse and dating violence

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Studies show there are a variety of reasons why the two are connected.

The presence of an underlying mental health disorder, such as depression, anxiety or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), is one reason substance abuse and violence often occur together.

Drug Use Statistics – This Center for Disease Control site compiles national drug use statistics.