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ACES and Substance Use

ACES can influence physical, mental, and behavioral health, including substance use. The presence of caring adults in kids' lives can buffer these effects of childhood trauma.

 

The Origins of Addiction:
Evidence from the ACES Study

An article about ACES and Substance Use from one of the original researchers of the ACES study, Dr. Vincent Filetti.  One finding: A male child with an ACE Score of 6, when compared to a male child with an ACE Score of 0, has a 46-fold (4,600%) increase in the likelihood of becoming an injection drug user sometime later in life.

ACES and Addiction

Dr. Daniel Sumrok, director of the Center for Addiction Sciences at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of Medicine, discusses ACES and Addiction.

ACES and Life Expectancy

Did you know that people with ACE scores of 6 or more have a shortened life expectancy by 20 years compared to those with an ACE score of 0?

The Role of ACES in Substance Abuse and Behavioral Health Problems

An overview on ACES from SAMHSA (The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration).