DCoE January Webinar: Substance Abuse and Traumatic Brain Injury
By DCoE Public Affairs
January 17, 2013
Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE) will host its first webinar of 2013, “Substance Abuse and Traumatic Brain Injury: Magnitude, Manifestations, Myths and Management," from 1 to 2:30 p.m. (EST) Jan. 24.
A substance abuse problem can develop when an individual chooses to use drinking or drugs as a way to cope with a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Negative outcomes associated with co-occurring substance abuse problems and TBI include medical problems (e.g., cirrhosis, cancers), psychiatric/behavioral problems, unemployment and family upset. Failure to treat substance abuse following TBI may be counterproductive to successful recovery.
In this webinar, an expert will examine the co-occurring conditions, describe screening and assessment methods, identify interventions, and review challenges related to screening and intervening with patients with both conditions.
Featured speaker is:
- Charles H. Bombardier, Ph.D., University of Washington School of Medicine professor of rehabilitation medicine
All professionals who care for service members are encouraged to attend, including service members and their families. You may register now or review further information.
Continuing education credit is available from Saint Louis University School of Medicine.
You must register in advance using the Adobe Connect platform.
Upcoming 2013 webinars:
- Feb. 28 — Chronic Pain
- March 28 — Vestibular Disturbances After Mild TBI
- April 25 — Military Children and Coping with Grief
Follow us on Twitter@DCoEPage during the 2013 webinars for live tweeting. Use #DCoEWebinar to join the conversation.
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