&

WHAT IS THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN 

Risky behaviors and
disease in adulthood?

Adverse experiences
during childhood

=

Sum of questions

answered

"yes"

    17,000 participants were asked to complete a questionnaire.

Before your 18th birthday did YOU experience

any of the ACEs?

 

ACE

SCORE

 

living with household members who were

substance users,

mentally ill or suicidal,

or ever incarcerated.

 

4 - 12 X more likely to drink alcohol,
use drugs, become depressed,
or be suicidal.

 

2 - 4 X more likely to smoke, have 
poor perception of health, have
many sexual partners, and STDs.

1.5 X more likely to be inactive.

participants had

2+ ACEs​​

participants had

1 ACE​​

64% of

25% of

ABUSE

THE ACES 

against 

 

Mother

witnessing

 

VIOLENCE

The Results

Sexual
Physical
Emotional

RIP

A DOSE-

RESPONSE

Relationship was found

between number of exposures to ACEs and

Get to know the science behind the statistics

6 + ACEs

20 year
decrease

in
life expectancy

1 ACE

 increased probability of

 exposure to a

2nd ACE

The ACEs study
San Diego, 1998

ACES

ADVERSE
CHILDHOOD
EXPERIENCES 

70% of your patients will have had at least one ACE in their childhood. Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) have been identified as a root cause for chronic diseases, chronic illnesses, and mortality in adulthood.

Will you be ready to treat your patients?