Before communities can begin to tackle problems of bullying, domestic violence, substance abuse, and other mental health problems, they need to look just a little bit deeper than the symptoms. A great article from the LA Times.
Here in Bradenton, Florida, our opioid problem is the worst in the state. And while research continues to demonstrate a solid link between childhood/developmental trauma and compulsive use of alcohol/other drugs, practitioners and treatment programs do not screen for adverse childhood experiences. What a shame.