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Cynthia Najdowski:

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Sexual assaults commonly involve alcohol use, but little is known about alcohol’s effects on many aspects of assaults and their aftermath. We investigated characteristics of victims, perpetrators, and assaults as a function of whether alcohol was involved in the assault, as well as differences in women’s post-assault experiences. Assaults prior to which only perpetrators were drinking differed not only from non-alcohol-related assaults, but also from those prior to which both perpetrators and victims were drinking. Understanding the effects of alcohol-related assaults is important for identifying victims who should be targeted for mental health and substance use interventions.


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This is the Author’s Original Manuscript. The version of the record appears here: Ullman, S. E., & Najdowski, C. J. (2010b). Understanding alcohol-related sexual assaults: Characteristics and consequences. Violence and Victims, 25, 29-44.



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