Addiction doc says: It’s not the drugs. It’s the ACEs…adverse childhood experiences.

Orginally published by Jane Ellen Stevens He says: Addiction shouldn’t be called “addiction”. It should be called “ritualized compulsive comfort-seeking”. He says: Ritualized compulsive comfort-seeking (what traditionalists call addiction) is a normal response to the adversity experienced in childhood, just like bleeding is a normal response to being stabbed. He says: The solution to changing the […]

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Child trauma course starts Jan. 24 in Alpena

Originially publish by The Alpena News Registration is open for a free six-week training in Alpena that will provide the National Child Traumatic Stress Network curriculum, “Caring for Children Who have Experienced Trauma.” Classes are Thursdays at 6 p.m. beginning Jan. 24 and will be held at First Presbyterian Church social hall. The training is appropriate […]

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Trauma in early childhood boosts the risk of teen obesity, study says

Orginally published by Philly.com Teenagers who have suffered adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) — such as physical or emotional abuse, or having a parent who is incarcerated or addicted to drugs or alcohol — are at greater risk of being overweight or obese, according to a new study. In fact, the study found that the more kinds […]

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