Title

Adverse childhood experiences and substance use: Educational and policy implications

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

5-3-2022

Publication Title

Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education

Volume

65

Issue

1

First page number:

3

Last page number:

8

Abstract

Substance use is associated with a number of negative consequences such as violence, risky sexual behavior, mental illnesses, poor academic achievement, inability to secure and keep employment, and several chronic diseases (McAlaney et al., 2020; Sharma et al., 2013). In primary interventions, CDC (2020) has identified five strategies for preventing ACEs namely (1) strengthening economic support to families; (2) promoting social norms against violence by education and policy measures; (3) enhancing a robust start for children such as through home visitation, preschool programs, etc.; (4) developing skills such as social-emotional coping, parenting, healthy relationship development, etc.; and (5) offering mentoring programs and after-school programs. [...]for tertiary prevention, approaches such as counseling services, easily accessible and affordable detoxification programs, employment, and rehabilitative services for those suffering from the aftermath of substance addiction can go a long way.

Keywords

Hispanic Americans; Smoking; Domestic violence; Drug abuse; Health care; Intervention; Mental disorders; Drug use; Public health; Alcohol; Children & youth; Disease prevention; Child abuse & neglect; Addictive behaviors; Preventive medicine; Imprisonment; Households; Education; Adults

Controlled Subject

Drug abuse; Substance abuse; Early childhood education

Disciplines

Educational Methods | Substance Abuse and Addiction


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