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Mild Traumatic Brain Injury and Substance Use [2018]

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• Mild traumatic brain injuries are underreported, resulting in unknown complications.

Abstract
An evidence review of mild TBI (mTBI) sequela was undertaken to explore associations between mTBI and substance use in college students. The pilot study included a convenience sample of college students. The results did not support a statistically significant relationship between mTBI and substance use disorders (SUDs). These findings were contradictory from existing and emerging evidence; however, the magnitude of this relationship remains unclear and further supports the need for continued research.

Amy L. Haycraft DNP, PMHNP, Taylor A. Glover BSN, RN
The Journal for Nurse Practitioners, Volume 14, Issue 7, July–August 2018
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nurpra.2018.02.014
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1555415518302691