The primary aim is to study the association between substance use and vulnerability to violence over time in young adults, with focus on violence in close relationships. Furthermore, this study will investigate the associations between substance use, violence in close relationships, re-victimization and health. These findings will be important for the development of preventative measures.
In 2013 the data collection in the study “Violence and rape in Norway” (prevalence study) were conducted, with approximately 6500 participants ages 16-74. In the fall of 2014 a sub-selection of young adult participants were re-contacted for a follow-up study of 500 individuals exposed to violence and 500 controls that had not been exposed (second data collection). Spring 2016 there will be conducted a new re-contact of young adult participants (third data collection).