Determination of factors that influence addiction-related outcomes following brain injury
Brian D. Stemper
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March 2020 -
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Each year, an estimated 1.7 million Americans suffer from traumatic brain injury (TBI). The incidence of TBI among veterans of the military may be as high as 30%, with blast injury from explosive devices causing the overwhelming majority of TBIs in combat settings. An association between non-severe (i.e., mild or moderate) mTBI and substance abuse has been demonstrated in numerous epidemiological studies. Therefore, veterans of the military that have experienced TBI during deployment or during n...