These statistics are devastating. My heart weeps for these children. Once they become an adult, we can only pray they get the help that they need to heal past traumas.
Drugs and alcohol do not fix existing problems. They only temporarily numb pain. The repercussions from substance abuse can be just as devastating as the reasons for substance abuse.
There are no easy fixes here. Hopefully an abused child does have someone that helps them and loves them through the healing process. We are all too aware that many do not and many slip through the cracks.
Once an adult, it is up to the individual to work through it. If addicted, not one person can help that person. They have to want to help their self. We can only hope that a young person gets the help they need while they are still young and before substance abuse becomes an issue.