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Domestic Violence Treatment Programs: Do They Work?

Domestic violence is a problem that needs a solution. If you are hurting at the hands of an abusive partner, you may hope that things will get better. You may minimize what is happening. You could even think that apologies by the abusive partner mean that they will change. Sometimes, an abused person puts their faith in a program to rehabilitate a...
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Domestic Violence and Substance Abuse

If you are a victim of domestic violence, you most likely know that substance abuse can interfere with a person’s mood and exacerbate anger and frustration. Substances like alcohol may make a person feel good for a little while, but later their mood can crash, and they feel even worse. As a victim of domestic violence abuse, you may also struggl...
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Is Cyberbullying Illegal?

Cyberbullying is a serious issue that has only developed legal ramifications recently. In North Carolina, cyberbullying is illegal and is considered criminal activity. Cyberbullying is also more common than you may think. In 2020, among students ages 12-18 who reported being bullied at school during the school year, 15% were bullied online or by t...
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What is Stalking?

If someone is following or observing you in a way that makes you feel uncomfortable, you could have a stalker. Stalking is a crime in North Carolina and is more common than you may believe. According to one study, “An estimated 6-7.5 million people are stalked in a one year period in the United States. Nearly 1 in 6 women and 1 in 17 men have ex...
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Verbal Assault: Is It Domestic Violence?

If you have a partner that verbally abuses you regularly, you may react in different ways. If you grew up in an abusive home, it may feel like verbal abuse is a normal occurrence. You may pretend not to hear their insults or you might shout back. However, when someone you rely on to show love is controlling you with anger instead, it hurts. You do...
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