Assessing Traumatic Brain Injury in Patients with Substance Use Disorders
The Carlat Addiction Treatment Report, Volume 7, Number 2, March 2019
John D. Corrigan, Ph.D, ABPP
Professor at Ohio State University and Director of the Ohio Valley Center for Brain Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation. Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation.
Dr. Corrigan has disclosed that he has no relevant financial or other interests in any commercial companies pertaining to this educational or other activity other interests in any commercial companies pertaining to this educational activity.
We don’t have definitive general population rates, but several statewide surveys suggest that perhaps 20% of adults have had at least one TBI with loss of consciousness in their lifetime. In studies done in addiction treatment settings, that number is more like 50%. And the prevalence is greater among clients in higher levels of care.