Drinking Locations Factor Into Partner Violence, Study Says09/24/13
TUESDAY, Sept. 24 (HealthDay News) -- Specific drinking
locations and situations are linked with different types of partner
violence, a new study finds.
The study included more than 1,500 couples in California who
were asked about their drinking in six locations: restaurants;
bars; parties at someone else's home; quiet evenings at home; with
friends in one's own home; and in parks and other public
Men drinking in bars and at parties away from home and women
drinking in parks and other public places were both associated with
increased male-to-female violence, said the researchers from the
Prevention Research Center in California and Arizona State
The investigators also identified a link between men drinking
during quiet evenings at home and increased female-to-male
violence, according to the study in the Sept. 23 issue of the
It's long been known that the risk of partner violence increases
with the frequency of drinking and the amount of alcohol consumed,
a journal news release noted. These findings show that different
types of drinking locations and situations also affect the chances
of partner violence.
In terms of prevention, it may be possible to reduce
drinking-related violence against spouses and partners by
encouraging people in risky relationships to avoid drinking in
certain locations and situations.
This type of advice could be more effective in the short term
than counseling people to drink less, the authors suggested in the
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