Adverse childhood experiences and substance use: Educational and policy implications
Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education
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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.
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
Drug abuse; Substance abuse; Early childhood education
Educational Methods | Substance Abuse and Addiction
Adverse childhood experiences and substance use: Educational and policy implications.
Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 65(1),