Understanding the Connection Between ACEs & Substance Use
November 10, 2021
Armed with powerful new insights into how toxic stress changes the physiology of early brain development and leads to a higher risk for substance use disorders, we can begin to find sustainable solutions by providing compassionate care and empowering resilient, self-healing communities. Science also shows that resilience and positive childhood experiences (PCEs) influence health and well-being. The good news is that resilience, which includes positive connections, can be learned and cultivated at any age. This training will provide an introductory overview of the science of stress, how ACEs greatly increase the risk for substance misuse, explore National and Maine State data that highlight risk factors, and finally discuss how to build resilience and demonstrate the importance of trauma-informed care and strategies to foster healing in addressing the overdose crisis. This approach reduces barriers to improve health equity and allows people to meet people who use where they are in their process of recovery.
Zoom Link will be provided closer to event via email.