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Effect #2: Problems with Balance, Walking and Talking

Cartoon brain balances on tightrope held by Brewsky beer can and a marijuana cigarette, and says "This is hard enough without them!"

Brain injury can cause problems with balance, walking, or talking; alcohol and other drugs make the problems even worse. Without brain injury, alcohol and other drugs can make people lose their balance or fall down. People who have been drinking or using other drugs may slur their speech. Problems walking and talking caused by your brain injury will be increased by alcohol and other drugs.


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.