Physical Victimization of Rural Methamphetamine and Cocaine Users

RUHRC Authors: Borders, T
Publication Date: 05/04/2012
Full Publication: Physical Victimization of Rural Methamphetamine and Cocaine Users

Abstract

Substance use and physical violence often co-occur, but little has been published on the correlates associated with receipt of partner versus non-partner physical violence for rural users of methamphetamine and/or cocaine. In this study, participants’ substance use, depression and past-year physical victimization were assessed. In separate logistic regression models, received partner violence in females was associated with age; alcohol, cocaine and methamphetamine abuse/dependence; and number of drugs used in the past six months. In males, received non-partner violence was associated with age, cocaine abuse/dependence and being Caucasian. Findings suggest a relationship between stimulant use and received violence among rural substance users and a need for victimization screenings in settings where such individuals seek health care.

Suggested Citation

Kramer TL, Borders TF, Tripathi S, Lynch C, Leukefeld C, Falck RS, Carlson RG, Booth BM. Physical Victimization of Rural Methamphetamine and Cocaine Users. Violence Vict. 2012;27(1):109-124.