The opioid epidemic rages on precisely because we're focusing on the
wrong things: genetics, the addictive power of the substance itself,
and whether something is prescription or illicit. While those are
important, they're not the central issue. We are missing the target
The ACE Study reveals a powerful relationship between our emotional
experiences as children and our physical and mental health as adults
even 50 years later. 87% of Americans had more than one ACE event.