Traumatic Brain Injuries and Substance Use in in Rhode Island Young Adults

Paige Sonido, Johnson & Wales University - Providence



Limited information on the relationship between traumatic brain injury (TBI) and substance use in young adults. 3,592 young adults (15-24 years old) in Rhode Island (RI) sustained a TBI. The relationship between TBI and substance use is likely bidirectional.


Examine any sociodemographic disparities in TBI. Understand the relationship between TBI and various types of substance use among young adults in Rhode Island.