Source: (2007) In John Hamel and Tonia L. Nicholls, Ed., Family Interventions in Domestic Violence. New York, USA: Springer Publishing Company. Pp. 437-456.

"Perhaps the best single word that describes the relationship between anger/aggression/domestic abuse and substance abuse/chemical dependency/addiction is "complicated." As is noted later, there are at least seven basic general possibilities that range from there being absolutely no connection between the two variables for some people to there being a perfect casual relationship for others." (excerpt)