Alcohol And Its Impact On Violence Between Intimate Partners

Jun 27, 2019

Milwaukee is a town where drinking alcohol — a lot of alcohol — is an honored tradition. With a history of being home to many breweries, large and small, our community and our state have celebrated our drinking culture. 

But as we all know, there are casualties in the landscape of free flowing beer and cocktails. One of the often unspoken problems involves the physical abuse that can occur in relationships where one of the partners becomes violent after consuming too much alcohol.

On this edition of UMM Today, we talk with a UWM researcher who is studying the impact alcohol has on violence that occurs between intimate partners. Our guest is Ryan Shorey, an assistant professor of psychology in UWM’s College of Letters and Science.

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