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According to data collected by BMC Public Health, from a total of 211,376 across 34 states, 5 7 .8% of people have experienced at least 1 adverse childhood event (Giano et al., 2020). Trauma affects many aspects of an individual's life including emotional regulation, relationships with others, and even their sense of self (Ayers, 2020). The current study evaluated the correlation between adverse childhood experiences and the future onset of substance use disorder with a particular focus on opioid use disorder: This study used the results of self-reporting surveys completed by 44 participants to examine the possible relationship between people with opioid use disorder and experiencing a significant amount of adverse childhood experiences.

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Higher Education | Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

The Correlation Between Past Trauma and Future Opioid Use Disorder



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