Supporting women with complex needs

The relationship between substance abuse and domestic and family violence

This resource is an important first step in clarifying how service providers can work in collaborative and respectful ways with women who have experienced violence and who have substance use concerns. It identifies how common it is for women to experience both concerns and therefore how critical is it for service providers to assist women to make the links and to determine paced and achievable paths to change, growth and safety. It succinctly outlines how doable an informed and integrated response can be, and gives us all hope in our ability to meaningfully assist women to see improvement in their health as do-able as well. Click here to download the PDF from