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The Origins of Addiction: Evidence from the Adverse Childhood Experiences Study

@inproceedings{Felitti2003TheOO,
  title={The Origins of Addiction: Evidence from the Adverse Childhood Experiences Study},
  author={Vincent J. Felitti},
  year={2003}
}
A population-based analysis of over 17,000 middle-class American adults undergoing comprehensive, biopsychosocial medical evaluation indicates that three common categories of addiction are strongly related in a proportionate manner to several specific categories of adverse experiences during childhood. This, coupled with related information, suggests that the basic cause of addiction is predominantly experiencedependent during childhood and not substance-dependent. This challenge to the usual… 

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