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Drug & alcohol abuse

Substance abuse and domestic violence

Drug or alcohol abuse is never an excuse for abuse. Although abusers may be abusive more often or cause worse injuries when they are using alcohol or drugs they are not the cause of their abuse.

If you abuse alcohol or drugs you can still be a victim of domestic and family violence and you can still get help.

You have a right to be safe and free from abuse and violence. For more information, see what is domestic violence?

Help with drug and alcohol abuse

If you need help with drug or alcohol abuse visit the Australian Drug Information Network for a list of services that can help you.

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