Dating Violence Blog Posts

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Love and Drugs and Violence

February 16, 2016  /  The NIDA Blog Team

There is a connection between people in abusive dating relationships and drugs and alcohol. Read More »

A teen boy and girl arguing.

Drug Use and Violence: An Unhappy Relationship

March 26, 2015  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Research shows that girls are more likely than boys to experience dating violence, and that prescription drug use can contribute to the violence. More research is needed to learn how different drugs may make us more or less aggressive or more likely to be the victim of someone else who is using drugs or alcohol.  Read More »

 A man’s hand dropping a pill into a drink with two unsuspecting women in the background.

What Are Date Rape Drugs and How Do You Avoid Them?

March 16, 2015  /  The NIDA Blog Team

You may have been warned that sometimes people secretly slip drugs into other people’s drinks to take advantage of them sexually. These drugs are called “date rape drugs.” Read More »

Teens holding hands

Teen Dating Violence—Help Prevent It

February 14, 2012  /  Sara Bellum

Did you know that alcohol and drugs play a major role in increasing violence toward a partner in a relationship? February is National Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, designed to raise awareness about this and related issues. Read More »