WHAT IS THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN
Risky behaviors and
disease in adulthood?
Sum of questions
17,000 participants were asked to complete a questionnaire.
Before your 18th birthday did YOU experience
any of the ACEs?
living with household members who were
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.
Get to know the science behind the statistics
6 + ACEs
in life expectancy
increased probability of
exposure to a
The ACEs study
San Diego, 1998
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?