Trauma

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December 8, 2020

Column: The right resources can help Appalachian kids learn despite trauma

As ground zero for one of our nation’s health crises, the opioid epidemic, Appalachia has an overdose mortality rate 46% higher than the national average. Behind this statistic is an outsized number of children caught in situations of chronic stress.
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Trauma

Using the experience of a former opioid addict, participants in this discussion will consider what role trauma plays in the development of addiction. In particular, the relationship between mental health and substance abuse will be explored.
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