Trauma Impact

Trauma can be a result of a stressful situation or life threatening event. Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and trauma are high contributors to substance use disorders. Some examples of ACEs/traumatic events are: 

  • Emotional, sexual or physical abuse
  • Physical or emotional neglect
  • Domestic violence or assault
  • Homelessness
  • Loss of significant people/attachments
  • Household with substance abuse or mental illness
  • Incarceration of a family or household member
  • Discrimination or Bullying
  • Separation or divorce
  • Natural disasters
  • Human trafficking or prostitution
  • War
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  • Fact:  There are over 23.5 million people in long-term recovery in the U.S. from a substance use disorder. People do recover and get well.
  • Fact:  Adolescents experience less health risks when their parents know about what is going on with them and their lives (CDC-April 2023)
  • Fact:  DEA National RX Take Back Day reported 599,897 lbs (300 tons) of Prescription drugs collected in Michigan on October 2023 with 4675 Collections sites now In Michigan.
  • Fact:  Michigan has distributed more than 730,000 naloxone kits and recorded over 6,600 overdose reversals since the 2020 launch of Michigan’s Naloxone Direct Portal, which provides the opioid overdose reversal medication at no charge to community groups
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