And then there is the fascinating study reported in the journal article: “The Relationship Between Adverse Childhood Experiences and Adult Health: Turning Gold into Lead,” by Vincent J. Felitti, M.D. I first learned of this in 2010 and now it has become something of a personal mission to let others know, to keep finding ways to “undial” abuse that gets “dialed in” during childhood and to find ways to heal the human soul. I am editing a book right now titled WHEELING TO HEALING: BROKEN HEART ON A BICYCLE that tells the story of a man who lived with domestic abuse as a child, the effects it had on him as an adult and on the ways of healing he discovered — many of which do not involve drugs. Thank you for highlighting this topic on medium.com. I hope all your dreams come true in a world that is a better place because of you.