Drug or Alcohol use DOES NOT cause domestic abuse
Domestic abuse cannot be blamed on drugs or alcohol consumption. Some perpetrators may have been drinking or taking drugs when they are abusive, but many have not. Also they are not generally abusing everyone; they are able to control their behaviour so that it is only towards their partners or family members. Some studies suggest that many perpetrators do not use drugs or alcohol excessively as they wish to remain “in control” at all times.
Drugs and alcohol are mind-altering substances, meaning that when it is consumed it can cause people to do or say things that they maybe would never do or say or amplify negative behaviours that already exist in a person.