CDC Power Session: Underlying Factors of Substance Use: ACEs, Mental Health, and Suicidal Ideation
Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), mental health, and suicidal ideation are among the many factors that can contribute to substance use. These factors can impact the way we process and respond to challenges at a young age – from prenatal to adolescence – and have multi-generational outcomes. However, these issues are preventable through a coordinated approach that focuses on addressing today’s crises while preventing tomorrow’s. Dr. Debra Houry, Director of CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, will discuss underlying factors and trends of substance use. She will highlight evidence-based prevention programs and efforts to mitigate the underlying roots of substance use.
1. Recognize ACEs, mental health, and suicidal ideation as potential underlying factors for substance use.
2. Identify trends in ACEs, mental health, and suicidal ideation in relation to substance use.
3. Understand the impact that primary prevention can have on substance use.