Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) have been linked to a number of
health disparities including deficits in regulating emotions,
sensitivity to stress, and substance use. Sexual and gender minorities
(SGM) experience high rates of psychological distress and substance use
and report higher rates of ACEs compared to their heterosexual peers.
The current study found that there was significant relationship between
ACEs and cocaine, prescription opioids, amphetamines,
solvents/inhalants, Amyl nitrate, and MDMA when explained through Secure
attachment for SGM emerging adults.
This publication is available in alternative media on request. Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.