Traumatic Brain Injury: SAMHSA Advisory
“Treating Clients with Traumatic Brain Injury,” is the focus of SAMHSA’s recent Substance Abuse Treatment Advisory (PDF, 504KB), Volume 9, Issue 2. The advisory is available for download in PDF format through the SAMHSA Store (PDF, 504KB).
Information in the advisory is intended to help substance abuse treatment and behavioral health professionals whose clients are affected by a traumatic brain injury (TBI).
TBI frequently co-occurs with a behavioral health disorder. It can cause a wide range of cognitive and behavioral effects that interfere with a client’s ability to adhere to substance abuse treatment.
Risk of psychiatric disorders, such as depression and generalized anxiety disorder, is elevated following TBI.
Individuals diagnosed with psychiatric disorders conversely have a higher risk for TBI.
This advisory provides guidance to substance abuse treatment and behavioral health professionals who are working with clients affected by TBI.
to promote their successful recovery from both conditions.
The Substance Abuse Treatment Advisory (PDF, 504KB) is a bulletin that provides substance abuse and behavioral health treatment providers and others with information on emerging issues and hot topics that have immediate consequences for those in the behavioral health field.
To access the advisory, visit http://kap.samhsa.gov/products/manuals/
advisory/pdfs/Advisory_TBI.pdf (PDF, 504KB).