Traumatic Brain Injury and Opioid Misuse With John Corrigan, PhD & Rachel Sayko Adams, PhD, MPH

Wednesday, January 20th, 20211:00 pm – 2:00 pm EST

People who have a history of traumatic brain injury (TBI) are more likely to be exposed to prescription opioids, appear to be more vulnerable to its misuse and face greater challenges trying to recover from an opioid use disorder (OUD). These combined risks have been called a “perfect storm” of TBI and opioids. 

The NIDLIRR-funded INROADS project at Brandeis University is researching this intersection. This webinar will offer an overview of TBI, how it is a risk factor for opioid misuse and OUD, how it may affect OUD treatment engagement, and accommodations that can improve the likelihood of treatment success and recovery. 

John D. Corrigan, PhD, is a Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at Ohio State University and is a consultant to the INROADS project. Rachel Sayko Adams, PhD, MPH, is a Scientist at Brandeis University’s Heller School for Social Policy and Management and is the Co-Principal Investigator of the INROADS project.

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