Physical victimization of rural methamphetamine and cocaine users

Teresa L. Kramer, Tyrone F. Borders, Shanti Tripathi, Christian Lynch, Carl Leukefeld, Russel S. Falck, Robert G. Carlson, Brenda M. Booth

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Substance use and physical violence often coincide, but little has been published on the correlates associated with receipt of partner versus nonpartner 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 6 months. In males, received nonpartner 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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)109-124
Number of pages16
JournalViolence and Victims
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2012


  • Alcohol
  • Cocaine
  • Methamphetamine
  • Rural
  • Substance use
  • Violence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Health(social science)
  • Law


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