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Return to work for individuals with TBI and a history of substance abuse

by Wehman, P., Targett, P., Yasuda, S., & Brown, T.

, . (2000). Return to work for individuals with TBI and a history of substance abuse. , 0, .

The highest incidence of TBI is among young adult males who also have the highest incidence of substance abuse. Since these individuals have long life expectancies, it is important that they are productive post injury; however, the employment rate is extremely low. This is understandable, given the fact that a person with either a TBI or substance abuse disorder would have difficulties with work. Naturally, the combination of the two compounds the problem and further complicates matters. This article provides an overview of how a Supported Employment approach can be used to assist persons with a TBI and substance abuse problems with returning to work.


NeuroRehabilitation, 15, p. 71-77. 2000.