For a moment, consider that, as we speak, a man or a woman is being beaten by a spouse or intimate partner who is drunk. Although we have to sympathize with individuals suffering from mental illnesses like addiction, we also have to consider the reality of life for the silent victims of this sickness, individuals that often suffer from spousal abuse or domestic violence (or maybe both). Across the globe, research confirms that men and women who are dating, married, or cohabitating can be the victims of deadly assault brought on by a night of binge drinking. If you have ever been abused by an alcoholic spouse or lover or have known someone who has been beaten, then you should understand that none of these cases are the victim’s fault. Let’s take a closer look at how to handle a partner who is drunk and violent.
What’s the Connection?
Research indicates that binge drinking is considered a tool of the victim and the victimizer in the matter of spousal abuse (at least on certain occasions). In this situation, you and your partner may indulge in the same amount of drinks, therefore reinforcing the violent behavior on both sides, ultimately making your intimate partner more aggressive than before. In many cases, alcohol is the source of some of the most disturbing violence taking place between partners. In an interesting twist, some researchers speculate that alcohol intoxication, not actual alcohol use, triggers domestic violence.
Help on Both Accounts
Remember, your husband, wife, girlfriend, or boyfriend needs as much help as you do, so the best option is to find therapy that can account for both dangerous situations. (Obviously, though, you are not meant to live in fear and anxiety, and you should not stay in a potentially life-threatening situation.) In certain cases, couples counseling and addiction therapy should go hand-in-hand, especially if you and your loved one are willing to patch the situation up. Always use logic and stay alert for future behavior, however. Your life is precious.
Seeking Treatment for Alcohol Abuse or Alcoholism
Always remember that alcohol does not have control over your life. You do. Are you suffering from a substance use disorder or a severe form of addiction? Do you have a friend or family member suffering from one or more of these debilitating illnesses? If you do, get in touch with Asana Recovery today. Our counselors and healthcare experts are ready to walk you through every step of the detox and withdrawal process and rehabilitation and guide you towards living a happier, healthier, and freer lifestyle. While the road to recovery might not be an easy road to travel, we promise to help you every step of the way. Take the first step to stay fit, healthy, and safe.
The time for you to take back control of your life is now. If you are interested in one of our residential treatment or supervised detoxification/withdrawal programs, we are ready and waiting to speak with you at your disclosure. Call Asana now at (949) 438-4504 to learn how to overcome your alcohol abuse or addiction troubles today.