Background: Many studies showed that adverse childhood experiences may increase the risk of substance abuse.Method: Thirty-two male participants in treatment for substance abuse and thirty-two non clinical subjects were interviewed with Childhood Experience of Care and Abuse (CECA). Results: Subjects with substance addiction had experienced more neglect, physical abuse, psychological abuse, inconsistent supervision and variable discipline compared with their non clinical control (p<0,05). Furthermore, they were exposed during childhood to a greater number of adverse experiences (p=0,01) than their control.Conclusion: The study suggests that specific types of adverse childhood experiences can play a key role in the onset of addictive disorders.
|Number of pages||22|
|Journal||Maltrattamento e Abuso all'Infanzia|
|Publication status||Published - 2015|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Social Psychology
- Health(social science)
- Developmental and Educational Psychology