At NRI, we use the term “dual diagnosis” to describe the victim of a brain injury who is also struggling with substance abuse and addiction. Studies show that substance abuse is a key factor in more than a third of the accidents that result in a traumatic brain injury—and the use of alcohol or drugs prior to the injury often results in complications that require specialized treatment in a facility qualified to treat dual diagnosis patients. NRI is such a facility.
Most individuals who were addicted to alcohol or drugs prior to their brain injury continue to experience substance abuse issues during their recovery. Other individuals may become addicted to pain medications as a result of their injury. Substance abuse and addiction not only pose special mental health concerns for people who have experienced brain trauma, they pose substantial impediments to recovery as well.
As a facility uniquely capable of treating traumatic brain injury patients with dual diagnosis, NRI offers a non-judgmental and supportive environment that specifically addresses the challenges of recovery faced by those who are also struggling with alcohol or drug abuse. Our approach is based on respect for the dignity of the patients we serve and the belief that addiction is a treatable disease.
To learn more about this groundbreaking program for victims of traumatic brain injury and addiction, call or request a free assessment today. The call will be kept strictly confidential.
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