Thirty years of research show alcohol to be a cause of intimate partner violence: Future research needs to identify who to treat and how to treat them (2016)

While neither a necessary nor a sufficient cause, this 2017 article argues that excessive alcohol use does contribute to the occurrence of partner violence and that contribution is approximately equal to other contributing causes such as gender roles, anger and marital functioning. They find that current theories of how excessive drinking results in partner violence provide a potentially valuable framework with respect to who should be targeted for interventions with respect to alcohol-related partner violence and what those interventions should address.