Sexual Abuse and Substance Use Disorders

Sexual abuse is characterised as an unwanted sexual activity with perpetrators victimization force creating threats or taking advantage of victims powerless to convey consent. Once force is immediate, short period or occasional, it is termed as sexual assault. The term also covers any behaviour by an adult or older adolescent towards a toddler to stimulate any of the involved sexually. The use of a child or other individuals younger than the age of consent, for sexual stimulation is referred to as child sexual abuse or statutory rape. Substance use disorder (SUD) also termed as drug use disorder it is a condition in which the utilization of one or more substances leads to a clinically significant impairment or distress. Although the term substance will confer with any physical matter, 'substance' during this context is restricted to psychoactive drugs.

  • Childhood Sexual Abuse
  • Adult Psychiatric
  • Physical and Emotional Abuse
  • Drugs and Alcohol
  • Stimulants
  • Co-Morbid Disorders

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