Past research into couples' relationships has shown that substance abuse issues often increase the risk of domestic violence in the home. However, fresh-off-the-presses research shows that marijuana bucks this trend; couples who light up tend to actually experience lower rates of domestic violence. The study, which used mail-in surveys over a nine-year span, determined that marijuana use was a determining factor in lowering rates of intimate partner violence.
When you think of the homeless population in Florida, would you imagine that many of these people have been victims of domestic abuse? The fact is that domestic violence victims often lose their access to stable housing options because they are worried about their own health and welfare. When a protective order simply is not enough, victims must often flee their residences in order to ensure their own physical safety.