"Connections" is a must-read for any health professional interested in learning about how alcohol-dependent and intimate partner abused women reach out for help to the health community. Based on her many years of experience and exhaustive primary research, Dr. Mulvihill shares lessons learned and practical suggestions for providers to help this often overlooked and underserved patient community. Leveraging her expertise in treatment and health education, Dr Mulvihill examines relevant related diagnoses and behavioral patterns to highlight warning signs or possible symptoms of distress. Given the enormous personal and social cost of these conditions, Women who have experienced intimate partner violence places women at greater risk for physical and mental health problems including posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and alcohol dependency. The impact of all three together may compound these costs. Given the enormous personal and social cost of these conditions, "Connections" can be a valuable resource to improve our ability to reach these troubled patients.