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Education over judgment is important, as this article covers the heavy, triggering topic of domestic violence and abuse. Domestic violence affects an estimated 10 million families in the United States (StatPearls). However, through education, therapy, and social programs, there are options and support for ending domestic violence in your life.
There is not a person in the world who deserves abuse. All people are worthy of love, happiness, and safety. Though many argue that those who abuse others may have been abused themselves, it’s up to each person to stop the cycle. No one deserves abuse.
There are many different forms of abuse, and abusers often exercise their control over victims in these common ways:
Each form of abuse is damaging in its own way to victims. Victims can suffer for years or even die at the hands of their abusers. Abuse in any form is serious and should not be ignored.
There is no easy answer as to why abusers choose to inflict pain or suffering on a victim. No individual demographic or group is pre-determined to be abusive; in fact, an abuser can be located in any and all demographics.
According to an article in Health Psychology Research, some traits are consistent for certain demographics:
Although abusers may have high rates of psychological and mental health issues, only 10% of abuse cases find mental illness as the cause behind the abuse. This means that despite the knowledge of mental illness, abuse is a conscious choice, as adults know better. If you display abusive tendencies and you want to end this, you can get help. Enroll in therapy or see another kind of mental health specialist to identify your tendencies and develop strategies for changing your behavior.
Victims of abuse may have a hard time leaving or escaping the situation. You are worthy of a life without abuse, and you are strong enough to leave. If you need help or feel you are in danger if you attempt to leave your situation, call any of the National Library of Medicine’s Key Organizations, the Family Violence Prevention Service, or 911 for emergencies where you believe you or a loved one may be harmed. Do not wait.
Domestic violence and abuse are triggering and damaging to families and individuals. No one deserves abuse. There are therapies like cognitive behavioral therapy and social programs to help. For victims who need help, there are support programs and law enforcement who are meant to help you. For those who experience abuse fueled or numbed by substance abuse and addiction, call us at RECO Intensive. At RECO Intensive, we do not encourage abuse or aggressive tendencies in our space, but we do support healing, treatment, and growth. Our professional staff and experienced alumni can guide you through therapy, show you strategies for success, and help you with substance abuse treatment. We also offer family, couples, and individual therapy for those who would like the opportunity to heal with their loved ones with a licensed professional. Call us at RECO Intensive today at (561) 464-6533. Let’s get back to a brighter future.
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