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What do you think of this? This info graphic summarizes a major and ongoing longitudinal study about how these adverse childhood experiences continue to impact people throughout their lives.

Notice that substance use disorder (SUD) tops even physical abuse in the percentage of children impacted. Add to that the statistical probability that, like other ACES, familial SUD often, though not always, entails additional ACES, such as abuse and neglect, and the impetus to address the needs of these children begins to take on paramount importance. Because the more ACES, the more likely it is that the individual will struggle with mental, emotional and physical challenges FOR THE REST OF HIS/HER LIFE…

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