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Effect #1: Less Recovery


Neuron Al stands with flowers in his hand on top of a brain with cemetery headstones and says, "As a neuron, I send and receive information in the brain. I've lost a lot of friends to brain injury. This information can keep me from losing more."

Some brain cells (neurons) are killed and others are disconnected at the time of a brain injury. Recovery means relearning by making new connections between neurons. Using alcohol and other drugs after brain injury gets in the way of your recovery by interfering with new connections between neurons.

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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.