DRUGS AND DATING VIOLENCE

We know that drugs are bad for your physical and mental health.

But drug use also has a negative impact on your personal relationships since it can greatly change your mood and your behavior towards others.

WHAT IS DATING VIOLENCE?

Dating violence is violence between two people in a relationship. It is not always physical. In fact, according to the CDC, there are four different kinds:

Physical – when a person hits, kicks, shoves his or her partner
Psychological/emotional – could include name calling, bullying and isolation
Sexual – forcing a partner to engage in a sex act when they don’t want to; threatening to spread rumors if a partner doesn’t want to have sex
Stalking – constant, unwanted harassment

It can also occur via computer or smartphone and include someone repeatedly texting a partner or posting a partner’s nude photos online.

Almost 10 percent of high schoolers surveyed in the 2015 National Youth Risk Behavior Survey  had experienced physical dating violence in the past year. And a little bit over 10 percent of high schoolers had experienced sexual dating violence within the past year.

HOW IS DRUG USE CONNECTED TO DATING VIOLENCE?

As we said earlier, drugs cause you to behave differently towards others. For example, cocaine makes users aggressive, and many drugs (like Spice, meth, marijuana and more) cause users to be paranoid. Aggression and paranoia in relationships (and in pretty much most areas of your life) are unhealthy and can unfortunately lead to a form of dating violence.

If you or anyone you know is dealing with ADDICTION or RECOVERY you can get help by CLICKING HERE.

Article Source

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s