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Union Leader May 2, 2020
Amanda Grady Sexton, from the New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence, said the pandemic is creating more opportunities for abusers to isolate and gain access to their victims. Some women have had to move back in with their abusers for economic reasons, she said.
“Poverty and alcoholism and depression do not cause domestic violence, but all of those factors almost always make existing abuse worse,” she said. “The risk of violence may certainly increase when abusers consume alcohol and other drugs, and victims’ injuries can be more severe.”