UAB Traumatic Brain Injury Model System

Substance/Alcohol Abuse

Alcohol & TBI
This information sheets is written for consumers through a collaboration between the Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center (MSKTC) and the TBI Model Systems of Care.

Issue 6: Coping with Substance Abuse after TBI (PDF)
This issue focuses on two aspects of substance abuse after TBI: first, the magnitude of the problem and why "staying clean" is important to people with TBI, and second, what can be done to help prevent and treat substance abuse after a person has had a TBI. This advice is based on "what worked" for people who shared with us their experiences in avoiding and coping with substance abuse. 6 of 8 TBI Consumer Reports from the New York Traumatic Brain Injury Model System
 
Substance Use and TBI A SynapShot from the Ohio Regional TBI Model System

Substance Use with TBI
Information for Individuals and Family Members, Information for Rehabilitation Professionals, and Information for Community Professionals from the Ohio Regional TBI Model System

TBI & Substance Abuse
Archived Webcasts by Health Resources and Services Administration Maternal and Child Health

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
This organization focuses on both substance abuse and mental health, SAMHSA provides information on prevention, treatment, and recovery, along with helpline numbers and national reports and statistics. The site also provides a treatment center locator for addiction and mental health services.