Incapacitated, forcible, and drug/alcohol facilitated rape in relation to binge drinking, marijuana use, and illicit drug use: A national survey

Author: 
McCauley,J.L.
Ruggiero,K.J.
Resnick,H.S.
Kilpatrick,D.G.
Reprint Status: 
NOT IN FILE
Start Page: 
132
End Page: 
140
Journal/Periodical Name: 
Journal of Traumatic Stress
Volume: 
23
Issue: 
1
Abstract: 
This study examined relationships between substance abuse and forcible, incapacitated, and drug/alcohol-facilitated rape among 1,998 women between 18 and 34 years old. This study is based on a large national household telephone survey of women in the United States. Findings indicated that 23% of women reported a lifetime experience of rape (forcible 19%, drug/alcohol-facilitated 3%, incapacitated 5%). Women who experienced incapacitated rape were more likely to report past year binge-drinking and those who reported drug/alcohol-facilitated rape were more likely to report past year marijuana and illicit drug use. Sexual violence risk reduction programs may be more effective if binge drinking interventions were integrated.
Topic Areas: 
alcohol, prevalence, risk
Reference Type: 
JOUR
Reference ID: 
2674
Publication Date: 
2010