A complete list of the members of the Methamphetamine Treatment Project is given at the end of this article.
Abuse and Violence History of Men and Women in Treatment for Methamphetamine Dependence
Article first published online: 18 FEB 2010
2003 American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry
The American Journal on Addictions
Volume 12, Issue 5, pages 377–385, October-December 2003
How to Cite
Cohen, J. B., Dickow, A., Horner, K., Zweben, J. E., Balabis, J., Vandersloot, D., Reiber, C. and The Methamphetamine Treatment Project (2003), Abuse and Violence History of Men and Women in Treatment for Methamphetamine Dependence. The American Journal on Addictions, 12: 377–385. doi: 10.1111/j.1521-0391.2003.tb00481.x
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- Issue published online: 18 FEB 2010
- Article first published online: 18 FEB 2010
- Received March 31, 2003; accepted April 30, 2003.
The Methamphetamine Treatment Project offers the opportunity to examine the history of abuse and violence in a sample of 1016 methamphetamine users participating in a multisite study between 1999–2001. Reporting of abuse and violence was extensive, with 80% of women reporting abuse or violence from a partner. Men were more likely to report experiencing violence from friends and others. A high percentage of study participants reported a variety of threatening or coercive experiences with their partners. Past and current interpersonal violence is a characteristic of the lifestyles of the majority entering treatment for methamphetamine dependence.