Traumatic Brain Injury and Addiction
From Everlast Recovery Centers
Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) impact many individuals in the United States and, in some cases, can result in serious complications. While there are multiple causes of TBIs, contact sports can often result in multiple blows to the head and subsequent brain injuries.
Individuals with TBIs may be more likely to develop mental health disorders, including substance use disorders. Additionally, individuals with a substance use disorder may be more likely to develop a TBI during their use.
If you or a loved one has experienced a TBI and may also struggle with addiction, it is important to understand TBIs, what addiction is, the signs and symptoms of addiction, and available treatment options.
Fortunately, there are many successful treatment methods available for individuals with addictions and substance use disorders and strategies that a treatment center may use specific to the issues that result from a TBI.