Are you or a loved one a Jacksonville domestic violence victim? If so, consulting with a credentialed therapist can help you overcome the hurdles of family violence and prevent substance abuse problems.
At Breakthroughs, we provide domestic violence counseling to the Jacksonville, Florida area. Please contact our mental health center and get counseling today. Our caring, welcoming staff is there to help you come to terms with your past and prevent future generations from chemical addiction.
What is Domestic Violence?
Every 15 seconds a woman in the United States is physically, verbally, or emotionally abused by her husband, boyfriend, or other intimate partner. In fact, domestic violence is the number one cause of injury to women between 15 and 44.
Many Jacksonville domestic violence victims do not acknowledge that the abuse they live with is domestic violence. If you or a loved one has lived through of the below scenarios, then family abuse has occurred:
- Isolation from family and friends
- Threatening of physical harm
- Infliction of physical harm
- Name-calling or put-downs
- Sexual assault
- Withholding money
The above are examples of domestic violence, which can include family violence, spouse violence, battering, wife beating, and partner violence. Domestic violence may occur only once, or it could happen consistently.
Substance Abuse and Domestic Violence
Studies have concluded that violent men are more likely to abuse alcohol than nonviolent men. While no exact estimate can be provided, some believe that alcohol and drug abuse in violent men is three times higher than in nonviolent men.
Domestic violence and substance abuse can cause victims to become overwhelmed with depression, fear, and stress. At Breakthroughs, we can help family abuse victims overcome the mental and emotional toll of domestic violence. Get counseling today.
Help in Jacksonville for Domestic & Family Violence
Domestic violence can wreck havoc on growing children, who may also be targets of abuse.
If there has never been a threat of physical violence, our Jacksonville therapists can provide family counseling services in order to find the anger’s root cause and develop healthier methods of communication and conflict resolution.
However, if physical violence has been threatened or physical abuse occurred, you must contact legal authorities. Your safety and the safety of your child are at risk.
If you or a loved one has been the victim of domestic violence, please contact us to speak with one of our counselors. Breakthroughs Jacksonville, Florida therapists specialize in depression, family counseling services, substance abuse, and teen addiction counseling.