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Substance Use and Traumatic Brain Injury Risk Reduction and Prevention

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Name: Substance Use and Traumatic Brain Injury Risk Reduction and Prevention
Description: This seven-minute program provides information regarding the impact of using drugs and alcohol after a traumatic brain injury (TBI). The video guides the viewer through a discussion about how the brain works before and after a brain injury, and then demonstrates how drugs and alcohol can affect persons with a history of TBI using brain animations and short vignettes. This tool was designed to help providers engage clients in a dialogue about substance use post-injury and was made possible by funding from the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program.
VISN 19: Rocky Mountain MIRECC

Contact to order product: Melissa McHarg
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NOTE: If you want the product and it is DVD or CD then please e-mail or call the contact above to arrange delivery by US mail.

  • Web-based Video

Language Availability:

  • English
  • Spanish

Target Audience:

  • Veterans
  • Family
  • Public
  • MH Clinicians

Link to Uniform MH Services/Keywords:

  • Rehabilitation and Recovery
  • Substance Use Disorders

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