Effects After a Concussion

After a concussion, alcohol and other drug use can:

  • lengthen the time of recovery.
  • further damage a brain that’s already injured.
  • lower the threshold for seizures.
  • increase the likelihood of aggressive behavior.
  • interfere with cognition that is already compromised by injury.

The age of the service members as well as the military culture they come from also contribute to this issue.

The Brain Is More Vulnerable to the Effects of Alcohol After a Concussion

Dr. Boyd explains how to talk about alcohol use with this population.