Drug addiction trapping victims in violent relationships
Family violence is a huge problem in New Zealand and is being compounded by drug addiction, police say.
Dangerous synthetic drugs are adding to a spike in domestic abuse cases where victims fear losing their drug supply more than their life, police say.
Detective Sergeant Dave Beattie, Taranaki family harm prevention manager, said he was concerned victims of family violence were getting lost in the dark hole associated with drug abuse.
“It becomes a significantly dangerous cocktail when the person supplying the drug is an intimate partner.
Drug abuse is trapping victims in violent relationships,