Ohio State offers unique substance abuse treatment for people with TBI.
The Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Network treats adults dealing with both brain injury and drug or alcohol abuse. Patients benefit from coordinated outpatient treatment that combines community resources and family support. The goal is to help each individual adapt to his or her new life without substance use.
The TBI Network serves residents of Franklin County, Ohio, with brain injuries who also have a diagnosed substance use disorder. Brain injury and substance abuse often go hand-in-hand. For some people, alcohol or drug use may have contributed to their brain injury. Research has also shown that people with TBI sometimes turn to substance use. This may be a means to cope with frustrations or depression that may accompany their injury.
Why choose The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center?
Personalized Care: You will receive a personal evaluation that helps create an individualized care plan to meet your needs and lead you toward your health goals. We will help you learn the skills and techniques you need to improve your abilities at work, home and social settings.
Unique Services: The TBI Network is one of the few substance abuse treatment programs of its kind in the nation. Our staff understands the complex issues that arise with the combination of brain injury and alcohol or drug abuse. Treatment is coordinated with the patient’s other services, including medical, financial, vocational or legal. TBI Network offers a specialized vocational rehabilitation program.
Accredited Programs: We are proud that our Inpatient Rehabilitation Programs at Dodd Hall and our Outpatient Medical Rehabilitation Programs are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). CARF recognizes our programs as meeting the highest standards in quality, safety and outcome measures, which provide risk-reduction and accountability in our patient care.
Nation’s Best: Ohio State’s rehabilitation program consistently ranks among the best in the nation. As an academic medical center, Ohio State offers comprehensive medical expertise, the most advanced technologies and treatment techniques, and innovative care backed by research knowledge.