What Causes Violence?
The causes are rarely physiological, nor does the use of alcohol cause the violence to occur. Alcohol and chemical abuse are often found with abusive behavior, and their use can be determined as "factors". However, the problems of violent behavior are not caused by the alcohol or chemical substance. Violence is a learned behavior or learned response to stress, frustration and anger. In a broader context, it is a result of unequal power between men and women.
Myth: It's all right to hit a loved one for
their own "good".
Truth: Violence is learned, and it is passed on from generation to generation.
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