Non-lethal Opioid Overdose & Acquired Brain Injury
June 20, 2018
The opioid epidemic has quickly become the deadliest drug crisis in American history. Each day, more than 140 individuals die from an opiate-related overdose. Unfortunately, many who survive an overdose are left with an acquired brain injury. The Brain Injury Association of America adopted this position statement to educate the public about the linkage between non-lethal opioid overdose and acquired brain injury.