Long-term negative physical and mental health problems occur from a lack of appropriate interventions targeting the adult population who experienced adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and partake in risky alcohol consumption behaviors. This study aimed to identify the risk for alcohol consumption behaviors, specifically binge drinking (BD) and any drinking (AD), among adults with a history of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs). Using data collected from the Behavorial Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) on nearly 70,000 adults, researchers found that adults who experienced household abuse were 30% more likely to BD, and 21% more likely for AD. Males were more than two times likely to BD and 60% more likely for AD. In addition, those who have at least some college education were found to be at an increased risk for BD and AD.

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