Study suggests child abuse increases risk of avoidable drug death

Young Aussie adults involved with protective services as children are five times more likely to die from substance abuse
Reuters Health
Teddy, child abuse/trauma

Children who experience abuse are at greater risk of avoidable death in early adulthood, Australian research shows.

Researchers from the University of SA analysed data on 331,254 people born in the state between 1986 and 2003 to examine the connection between early life involvement with child protective services and mortality risk.