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Helping the Battered--and Batterers

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According to counselor Fran Fitch, consultant to the Batterers Program at the House of Ruth in Baltimore and a member of the University of Maryland faculty, 70% of the men who attend the House of Ruth group-counseling program for batterers have severe alcohol problems. In addition, 19% of the battered women involved in couples therapy at the emergency shelter also are alcohol abusers.

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