Adverse Childhood Experiences and Substance Abuse

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Adverse Childhood Experiences and Substance Abuse

January 4, 2018 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration identifies Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) as significant risk factors for substance use disorders. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, ACE have been linked to risky health behaviors, chronic health diseases, low-life potential and early death. Many of those risky behaviors include engaging in alcohol, tobacco and other drug use, which can decrease motivation for reaching ones potential and increase the risk of death through drug overdoses or suicide. This one hour education session will look into the risk factors that contribute to the early onset of substance use and how early prevention efforts can lessen the effects of ACE.

Keywords: ACE study, substance abuse, mental illness

Objectives: Upon completion of the training, participants will be able to:

  1. Define Adverse Childhood Experiences
  2. Identify risk factors that contribute to the early onset of substance use
  3. Explore the impact of early prevention to lessen the effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences

Registration/Continuing Education: This session is being offered FREE of charge; however, you must register, as there are only twenty (20) seats available. One contact hour will be provided to attendees. The Council on Substance Abuse-NCADD is an approved continuing education provider for NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals and the Alabama State Board of Social Work Examiners.

For questions please contact Kwatasian P. Hunt at 334-262-1629 or



January 4, 2018
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm


Council on Substance Abuse-NCADD


Council on Substance Abuse-NCADD
828 Forest Avenue
Montgomery , 36106 United States
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