Council of Europe report on support for substance using women who are victims of IPV

The Council of Europe’s Pompidou Group has produced a report based on consultations with professionals in 2015. The Report, “Improving the management of violence experienced by women who use psychoactive substances” can be downloaded here and is also available in French

A major recommendation is the call from professionals to policy makers, first and foremost, to recognize the link between violence and substance use, by including the question of violence in national drug strategies and programmes and by including the question of addiction to psychoactive substances in national strategies and programmes for combating violence against women.