How Childhood Trauma Leads to Addiction – Gabor Maté
Maté's approach to addiction focuses on the trauma his patients have suffered and looks to address this in their recovery, with special regard to indigenous populations around the world.
Everything I Think I Know
"God, today help me set aside everything I think I know about You, everything I think I know about myself, everything I think I know about others, and everything I think I know about my own recovery so I may have an open mind and a new experience with all these things. Please help me see the truth."
How childhood trauma affects health across a lifetime
Childhood trauma isn’t something you just get over as you grow up. Pediatrician Nadine Burke Harris explains that the repeated stress of abuse, neglect, and parents struggling with mental health or substance abuse issues has real, tangible effects on the development of the brain.
Take The ACES Quiz
Child abuse needs to stop and education is the key. The Adverse Childhood Experiences, or “ACEs,” quiz asks a series of 10 questions about common traumatic experiences that occur in early life. Since higher numbers of ACEs often correlate to challenges later in life, including a higher risk of certain health problems, the quiz is intended as an indicator of how likely a person might be to face these challenges.
Study Finds Continued Increase in Opioid Affected Births
The study found that mothers with opioid-related diagnoses documented at delivery increased by 131% from 2010-2017, and infants born with NAS increased by 82% over the same period.
Step 11 Overview – Grow Spiritually
Step 11 is not only a maintenance step. It is also a step rooted in growth. With this step we are beginning to grow spiritually.
4 Lies About Having Fun in Recovery
It’s time we stop talking about sobriety as something un-fun and start telling the truth about what a blast sober people can have. Read on to discover 4 lies you’ve been told about having a fun recovery.
Being Sober and Facing Grief
Mom called to tell me my grandfather had passed away. She said he had passed away three days ago. I asked why she waited to break the news, and she said, “I didn’t think you would care.”
What Addiction Recovery Looks Like After One Year
It’s no secret that the road to recovery is a long and difficult one. But on the bright side, it’s been said that “nothing worth having comes easy,” and that is especially true for addiction recovery.
ACER attends National Conference on Addiction Disorders
ACER staff recently attended the 2017 NCAD in Baltimore, MD. The conference included seminars relevant to the Clinical, Admissions, Medical, and Financial Departments. The conference provided key ACER staff with the opportunity to expand their knowledge on current...