Barriers to Help-Seeking Among Intimate Partner Violence Survivors with Opioid Use Disorder


This journal article is based on semi-structured interviews that were conducted with 40 postpartum women with opioid use disorder (OUD), in partnership with colleagues at The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. The interviews focused on identifying barriers to help-seeking and facilitators and supports that are beneficial to survivors with OUD. Participants identified multiple barriers to help-seeking, including abusive partner control of money and resources, fear of retaliatory violence, and concerns related to police and child welfare. Participants also described supports that helped them make positive changes, including being treated with care and support by domestic violence shelters and substance use disorder treatment programs.

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