Domestic violence is an act of assault that happens every day, fixing an issue like domestic violence is hard but not impossible. By speaking out and helping those who have been abused is the hardest but most effective way of limiting domestic violence. Lots of people blame domestic violence related issues on substance abuse or a controlling man. Those statements may be true but it’s an over exaggeration. Abuse causes severe physiological effects as well as emotional. Domestic violence can be almost anything and can happen to anyone at any time. Domestic violence is defined as violence, physical or mental or emotional abuse directed toward.
It needs to be recognized that they may need help as well. Lots of people, abuser and non-abusers blame alcohol and substance for their violent actions. While this may be true it’s not right to say flat out. Yes 93% of the persons causing violence on their spouses were alcoholics (Roleff, Tamara). Alcohol and drugs are in hankers but never and excuse and/or cause.
Abuse is a choice. Being a society of people who find it the easiest way to get out of a situation is blaming something on another thing. Substance abuse seems pretty common and generic. There are a lot of things that go into abuse before alcohol is brought into the picture. The fact that a spouse is jealous or controlling even just angry is magnified by the effect of alcohol (Roleff, Tamara) it makes everything a whole lot worse. The abuser being affected by alcohol is also a way so the abuser and the person being abused have something to blame it on (Roleff, Tamara).
As stated before we are a society of giving out blame. It is also stereotyped that a man is the one to be the abuser. This is not true. Men are almost equally abused or taken advantage of. “Historically there has been a culture of permission that accepts and condones violence against women” (Dr. Jerkins, White, Joseph). As a society we live by this. Thinking it only a man who is an abuser when naturally domestic violence can and is sometimes a mutual on going. A women slapping and throwing things is more.