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Substance Use and TBI: A SynapShot from OVC


  • The Problem of Substance Use and TBI
    1. Who is at risk for developing a substance abuse problem after TBI?
    2. How many people who have traumatic brain injuries are intoxicated at the time of injury?
    3. How common is a history of substance abuse before the injury?
    4. How common is TBI among persons receiving substance abuse treatment?
  • The Effects of Substance Use and TBI
    1. How does substance abuse affect a person who has had a traumatic brain injury?
    2. How is the brain affected?
    3. How much alcohol or other drugs is it safe to consume after brain injury?
  • Treatment for Substance Use with TBI
    1. Are there treatment approaches that have been proven effective for people with traumatic brain injury?
    2. How can existing substance abuse services be adapted for people with traumatic brain injury?

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.