Domestic Violence Resources

By The Recovery Village |  Domestic violence can take many forms, with the most common types being physical violence, rape, stalking, and emotional or psychological abuse. In the United States, domestic violence is commonly associated with cases of sexual assault, stalking, homicide, mental illness, and suicide. The pervasiveness and complexity of domestic violence mean that anyone — regardless of …

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Personality Disorders and Addiction

By The Recovery Village | Editor Jonathan StrumMedically Reviewed By Audrey Howitt, JD, LMFT It’s important for people with personality disorders and co-occurring addictions to get treatment for both conditions. Otherwise, recovery can be very difficult. Personality disorders often co-occur with substance use disorder, the clinical term for drug or alcohol addiction. In particular, people with borderline or antisocial personality …

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Ways To Treat Learned Helplessness

The theory of learned helplessness has also been applied to many conditions and behaviors, including clinical depression, aging, domestic violence, poverty, discrimination, parenting, academic achievement, drug abuse, alcoholism, politics, and citizens’ reactions to poor governance. Based on learned helplessness, a specific theory was developed for abused spouses/significant others called the theory of cyclic abuse, a …

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With Coercive Control, the Abuse Is Not Physical but Psychological

UK announced in 2014 that a new domestic abuse offense of “coercive and controlling behavior” was to be introduced, which carries a penalty of up to five years in prison – as well as a fine. This was to help victims identify the behavior they are suffering as wrong and encourage them to report it, …

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