New NH data links adverse childhood experiences to negative health outcomes
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New survey data shows that half of all New Hampshire adults have experienced at least one “adverse childhood experience,” such as parental drug or alcohol abuse, domestic violence or sexual abuse.
And one in 10 individuals reported four or more of these “ACEs,” which studies show are linked to negative health outcomes later in life, including depression, chronic diseases and substance use disorders.
State health officials and New Hampshire’s two U.S. senators were on hand Monday at an event hosted by Spark NH at Red River Theatres to highlight the new data — and call for action.