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Campaign calls out role of child abuse in future opioid addiction.

The Campaign for Trauma-Informed Policy and Practice (CTIPP) issued a policy brief stating that “among those who misuse opioids, the individuals most likely to experience problems with addiction are those who suffered multiple adverse childhood experiences (ACEs)."Campaign for Trauma-Informed Policy and Practice, “Trauma-Informed Approaches Need to Be Part of a Comprehensive Strategy for Addressing the Opioid Epidemic” Policy Brief June 2017 no. 1 (2017), 1-6.

CTIPP calls on communities to implement child abuse prevention programs, promote resilience in those who have experienced trauma, and provide evidence-based, trauma-responsive substance treatment to combat the opioid epidemic.Campaign for Trauma-Informed Policy and Practice, “Trauma-Informed Approaches Need to Be Part of a Comprehensive Strategy for Addressing the Opioid Epidemic” Policy Brief June 2017 no. 1 (2017), 1-6.