Journal article

A group intervention to reduce intimate partner violence among female drug users. Results from a randomized controlled pilot trial in a community substance abuse center

Judit Tirado-Munoz, Gail Gilchrist, Eva Lligona, Louisa Gilbert, Marta Torrens

Adicciones | SOCIDROGALCOHOL | Published : 2015

Abstract

BACKGROUND: A greater proportion of drug dependent women are victims of intimate partner violence (IPV) than women in the general population; however, few interventions have been developed to reduce IPV among drug dependent women. METHODS: An adapted version of the Women's Wellness Treatment, to address IPV and depressive symptoms, was piloted in a randomized controlled trial conducted in outpatient treatment program in Barcelona, Spain among 14 women receiving outpatient treatment for a drug use disorder who screened positive for IPV in the previous month. Participants were randomly assigned to receive the 10 session cognitive behavioral therapy (IPaViT-CBT) group intervention or treatment ..

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Awarded by Fondo de Investigaciones Sanitarias, Instituto Carlos III-FEDER


Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by grants: RD12/0028/009 from Fondo de Investigaciones Sanitarias, Instituto Carlos III-FEDER and a co-operation agreement between "Departament de Salut" and "Parc de Salut Mar de Barcelona" to develop and implement a group intervention to reduce intimate partner violence among female drug users. All authors contributed equally to this work. All authors critically reviewed the manuscript and were involved in the interpretation of data.