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YoungMinds and Addaction have published a new briefing paper 'Childhood adversity, substance misuse and young people’s mental health' – which finds that young people who have been exposed to difficult experiences in their childhood are at higher risk of misusing substances.

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The theme this year is 'from surviving to thriving' and it feels very positive that this encourages us to think about mental health as a spectrum from very well to very unwell which we all move up and down at different points in our lives.