Father talking to adult son about adverse child experiences and his addiction

What is the Role of Adverse Child Experiences (ACEs) in Addiction?

Some children suffer trauma or neglect early on, resulting in negative life experiences later in life. This can become mental health issues or physical health consequences, including difficulty living a full, happy life. Adverse child experiences (ACEs) are experiences children are exposed to in childhood that create struggles later in life, including substance abuse. Trauma…

Growing up with Addiction in the Family

Children of parents who struggle with alcoholism are at risk of experiencing mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, behavioral problems, and drug or alcohol abuse. Children of parents with an addiction or substance use disorder can feel uncertain, unstable, neglected, disorganized, and alone. The home environment influences a child’s chaotic feelings. Children feel guilty…