Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences

Learning Objectives

By the end of this module you should have:

  1. A basic understanding of attachment theory and how it may influence addiction later in life.
  2. A basic understanding of the childhood and adolescent stages of development according to Erik Erikson.
  3. Understood what Adverse Childhood Experiences are and how they contribute to addictive disorders in adulthood.
  4. Completed the Adverse Childhood Experiences Questionnaire and balanced those findings with a list of your skill sets and positive life events.*

*Note: It is strongly advised that you wait until you have the support of a counsellor or mutual aid group before completing this questionnaire due to the difficult feelings it may evoke.