Ever wonder why you, your relatives or friends can’t stop smoking, over-eating, drinking, doing meth or other drugs? Why you’re a workaholic, a rage-aholic or shopaholic? Why you’ve shed marriages like a snake sheds skins? Or why you have trouble keeping a job or making friends?
Maybe it has something to do with your — or their — ACE score.
Many people who learn about the CDC’s Adverse Childhood Experiences Study (ACE Study) and take a 10-question survey based on its findings say two things: “Now my life makes sense,” and “Why didn’t someone tell me about this years ago?”
The ACE Study uncovered a stunning link between childhood trauma and the adult onset of chronic disease, social and emotional problems.
The study’s researchers – Drs. Robert Anda and Vincent Felitti — measured 10 types of childhood