Faculty Articles

Title

The Intersection of Childhood Trauma and Addiction

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

4-13-2021

Publication Title

Counseling Today

ISSN or ISBN

1076-9668

Volume

63

Issue/Number

10

Abstract/Excerpt

Substance dependence leads to persistent negative consequences and the loss of human potential. These consequences often include chronic health problems, dysfunctional family environments, harmful economic impacts and premature death. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 21.2 million individuals in the United States met the criteria for a substance-related disorder in 2018. Deaths from overdose have tripled in less than two decades, with over 70,000 annual drug overdose deaths in 2019, 70% of which resulted from opioids such as morphine and fentanyl.

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