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Infographic: The After Effects of Sexual Assault

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Here’s what we know so far. Sexual assaults often involve alcohol consumption, and alcohol consumption is a reason some victims may not report sexual assaults.

But what happens after the sexual assault and reporting are over?

After the Assault

Evidence suggests that rape victims have higher rates of drug and alcohol consumption. They also have a greater likelihood of experiencing drug and alcohol-related problems when compared to non-victims. What’s more, the likelihood that a person experiences suicidal or depressive thoughts increases after sexual violence.

In part three of our infographic series, we explore the mental health consequences victims experience after sexual assault.

 

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Did you miss part 1? Read it here: How Drinking Impacts Reporting Sexual Assault

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