Not entirely… Not all alcoholics are physically and emotionally abusive, and not all abusive people are alcoholics. It’s pretty clear that most adults drink on normal basis, but drinking is not the cause of abuse. There are several instances where people say they are abusive because of alcohol, but the fact is you can be abusive drunk or sober. Alcohol might make the abuse a little worse, though.
Being with a partner who is physically and emotionally abusive is a scary reality. If you’re experiencing abuse from a partner or friend, it’s best to seek help immediately.
Since alcohol alters our mood and personality, it can make us feel more confident and powerful. As a result it can also distort our personality by making us mean and brutal when we don’t mean to be.
If you have tried talking to your friend or partner about their alcohol consumption and are constantly getting abused, you need to get out of your relationship. If you wait any longer, it could be too late, or it could be much harder to escape.
of sexual assaults involve alcohol.
If you or someone you know is experiencing abuse, please call one of the hotlines above. Your story matters because abuse is a serious problem. If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction, please call us for a free and confidential assessment.