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Effect #8: Another Brain Injury

Cartoon brain is on a stretcher being carried to an ambulance. Neuron Al says, "Here we go again!"

Among people who have had one brain injury, the chance of a second injury is three times greater. Brain injuries may cause problems with balance, coordination, vision and judgment that lead to other injuries. By drinking alcohol or using other drugs after a brain injury, you are more likely to have another injury. Also, with each brain injury it takes less force to cause greater harm.


This website has been funded with financial assistance from Grant #H133A120086 awarded by the U.S. Department of Education, National Institute on Disability Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) to the Ohio Valley Center for Brain Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation for the current funding period of 10/01/2012 - 09/30/2017.