Alcohol, Violence, and Aggression

Alcohol Alert #38

About the Course:

This alcohol alert explores the association between alcohol consumption, violence, and aggression and the role of the brain in regulating these behaviors. Understanding the nature of these associations is essential to breaking the cycle of alcohol misuse and violence.

Journal/Publisher:

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

Publication Date:

October 1997

Author

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about the violence and aggression that is contributed to alcohol. It is appropriate for all level of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Explain the association of alcohol and violence.

  2. Describe the difference of alcohol misuse preceding violence and violence preceding alcohol use.

  3. Identify the common causes for alcohol misuse and violence.

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