Adverse Childhood Experiences: Risk Factors for Substance Misuse and Mental Health

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Learn how adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) increase the likelihood for substance misuse and other problems in later life.

The Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Study assesses associations between childhood maltreatment and later-life health and wellness. In this video, Dr. Robert Anda, a co-principal investigator of the study, describes how ACEs relate to many of the nation’s most significant health and social problems, including substance misuse.

Learn more about ACEs.

Last Updated: 09/24/2015