Document Type

Conceptual Paper


The purpose of this research is to identify the correlation between the presence of drugs and/or alcohol and intimate partner violence. This research analyzes whether or not alcohol and drugs have a cognitive impact on the perpetrator to lead to them abusing their significant other. The research conducted in this study supports the idea that the presences of drugs and/or alcohol in the perpetrator's system impairs their cognitive ability to control themselves in the heat of the moment. This study is aimed to assist with treatment options once the findings identify that drugs and alcohol negatively affect the perpetrator's cognition,