Using drugs or alcohol is never an excuse for violence or abuse.
“Alcohol, drugs and stress make me violent”. Ever heard yourself say that?
Substance use, stress, anger and trauma do not explain or excuse violence – they do not cause you to be abusive or to hurt someone you love. Most people who drink never use violence or abuse. There is #noexcuseforabuse.
Domestic abuse includes a range of abuse (not just physical) which is an attempt to control and manipulate a partner or ex-partner. It is unacceptable but help and support is available. Our services are open and they want to hear from you.
Help is available from:
Advice Line (provided by Stop Domestic Abuse) 03300 165 112 weekdays 9.30am-8pm
COVID helpline for perpetrator support and interventions (provided by the Hampton Trust) 02380 009898, firstname.lastname@example.org
- One You offers free information and advice on easy ways to gradually drink less
- Drink Coach offer a free, quick and confidential test to find out how risky your drinking is.
- A local confidential alcohol helpline is available in Hampshire for people who want further support: 0300 303 3539
- If you need help with an alcohol or drug problem you can contact Hampshire treatment services for adults or young people. Support is also available to those affected by someone else’s use of drugs or alcohol. https://www.inclusionhants.org/.