BrainSTEPS Capacity Building: The Intersection Between Students with Brain Injury and Opioid Misuse


Session Dates

Monday May 23, 2022 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM - Webinar

This event is by invitation only. You must have a registration key in order to register.

This presentation will present the double-edged issue of the intersection of brain injury and opioid misuse: How individuals with brain injury are vulnerable to opioid misuse and how opioid use causes brain injury. Topics to be included: the toxic brain, anoxic damage caused by non-fatal drug overdose, cognitive challenges affecting response to treatment, resources for treatment.


At the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the vulnerability of individuals with TBI to opioid misuse
  • Explain how non-fatal drug overdose causes brain damage
  • Describe the toxic brain
  • Identify resources to assist adolescents with substance abuse disorder

Target Audience

BrainSTEPS Team Members, BrainSTEPS Team Leaders Reasonable efforts will be made to accommodate individuals who have special needs as addressed by the Americans with Disabilities Act and who need assistance at this event. Contact: Kim Clemens, at 610-878-7210, or

Event Info

Event Type:


Credit Type:

Act 48 Clock Hour
No credit


Monica Vaccaro

Event Contact:


Kim Clemens

Content Contact:

Brenda Eagan Johnson