ERIC Number: ED346642
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Traumatic Brain Injury: A Look at Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Prevention.
VSA Educational Services, Washington, DC. Resource Center on Substance Abuse Prevention and Disability.
This leaflet examines alcohol and other drug abuse prevention for individuals with traumatic brain injury. The characteristics and incidence of traumatic brain injury (TBI) are noted. The implications of alcohol and other drug use are discussed, emphasizing that TBI is often related to lifestyles where alcohol and other drug abuse and risk taking are common, and that if alcohol or other drug use predates the disability, the problems will likely continue following rehabilitation. The guide includes points to stress in discussing the effects of drug use with a person with TBI. Suggestions are offered to bring about positive interactions, and six myths commonly held about TBI are dispelled with factual information. Five organizational resources and five printed resources are listed as sources of more information. (JDD)
Descriptors: Alcohol Abuse, At Risk Persons, Drug Abuse, Head Injuries, Interaction, Intervention, Neurological Impairments, Organizations (Groups), Prevention, Resources, Substance Abuse
Resource Center on Substance Abuse Prevention and Disability, 1331 F St., N.W., Suite 800, Washington, DC 20004 (braille, large print, and audiocassette versions also available).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Mental Health Administration (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD. Office for Substance Abuse Prevention.
Authoring Institution: VSA Educational Services, Washington, DC. Resource Center on Substance Abuse Prevention and Disability.
Note: For related documents, see EC 301 244-257.