If you or someone you care about has a TBI, learning about the effects of substance use with TBI is an important first step toward improving the chances for recovery. Here is what persons with TBI and their families should know about alcohol or drug use after TBI.

Substance Use after TBI


Alcohol and Drug Abuse

Why do so many individuals with TBI have problems with substance use?

Why do so many individuals with TBI have problems with substance use?

Treatment

What is appropriate substance use treatment for a person with TBI?

What is appropriate substance use treatment for a person with TBI?

Impairments caused by brain injury may present unique obstacles to treatment success. There has not been very much research about which substance abuse treatment methods work best for people who have had brain injuries. Most clinicians feel that techniques found effective for people in general can also be effective for people who have had brain injuries. However, it is important to find a treatment provider who is willing to to take into consideration the special needs of the person with TBI.
Treatment Methods

Treatment Methods

Effective treatment is usually tailored to a person's readiness to address substance use problems. To be effective, the treatment method chosen must be acceptable to the person being treated.

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