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Domestic Violence is on the rise nationwide

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April 20, 2008

Albany -- Women in abusive relationships are at greater risk during a slow economy. Domestic violence cases are on the rise nationwide.

Financial issues cause a lot of stress in relationships which can lead to an increase in alcohol and drug use. Habits counselors say increase domestic violence.

The Liberty House in Albany say they do see an increase in abuse cases during times of financial hardship.

"When the market is bad, when people are getting their homes foreclosed, they are losing things financially and economically; we are going to see a whole lot more," said Executive Director, Silke Seeley.

If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, you can call the Liberty House 24-hour hotline at 229-439-7065.

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