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Rural Intimate Partner Violence Survivors and Substance Use Disorders: Implications for SUD Treatment and Recovery Providers
March 23, 2021

This document is a primer for providers of substance use disorder (SUD) treatment services to gain a deeper understanding of the intersection of intimate partner violence (IPV) and SUDs. It provides background information on IPV, describes how IPV and SUDs intersect, suggests how providers may integrate screening for IPV into their practice, provides suggestions for brief intervention with survivors, suggests further practice recommendations, and highlights multiple resources for further information on the subject matter. The material underscores the unique dynamics of working with survivors residing in rural areas and presents a case scenario of a woman living in a rural community with recommendations that are based on the limitations of available resources in rural areas.