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The intersecting roles of violence, gender, and substance use in the emergency department: a research agenda

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Emergency Medicine

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Domestic and Intimate Partner Violence | Emergency Medicine | Gender and Sexuality | Substance Abuse and Addiction


The relationship between gender, violence, and substance use in the emergency department (ED) is complex. This article examines the role of gender in the intersection of substance use and three types of violence: peer violence, intimate partner violence, and firearm violence. Current approaches to treatment of substance abuse and violence are similar across both genders; however, as patterns of violence and substance abuse differ by gender, interventions may be more effective if they are designed with a specific gender focus.

DOI of Published Version



Acad Emerg Med. 2014 Dec;21(12):1447-52. doi: 10.1111/acem.12525. Epub 2014 Nov 24. Link to article on publisher's site

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Journal/Book/Conference Title

Academic emergency medicine : official journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine

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