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Alcohol And Its Impact On Violence Between Intimate Partners

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(From left) Tom Luljak with Ryan Shorey, an assistant professor of psychology in UWM’s College of Letters and Science.";

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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Tom Luljak is the vice chancellor of University Relations and Communications at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee. In addition to directing the university's communication programs, Luljak serves as an associate lecturer in UWM's Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, teaching courses in corporate communications and sports marketing.