Institute for Behavioral Health

Publications and Issue Briefs


Kumar, Raj G., Ornstein, Katherine A., Corrigan, John D., Adams, Rachel Sayko, Dams-O'Connor, K. (2021). "Association between lifetime history of Traumatic Brain Injury, prescription opioid use and persistent pain: A nationally representative study." Journal of Neurotrauma.

Adams, Rachel Sayko, Corrigan, John D., Dams-O'Connor , Kristen. (2019). "Opioid Use among Individuals with Traumatic Brain Injury: A Perfect Storm?Journal of Neurotrauma, 36, 1-6. PMID:31333067 

Corrigan, John D., and Adams, Rachel Sayko. (2019). "The Intersection between Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Opioid Use Disorder." Addictive Behaviors, 90, 143-145.

Issue Briefs

Opioid Use Among People with Traumatic Brain Injury 

Using opioids can be dangerous after a traumatic brain injury. Having programs and making new rules that give people the right supports can help them get and stay better.  Click here for the plain-language version

Connecting People with Disabilities and Opioid Use Disorder to Technology-Based Peer Support

Computers and mobile devices may help provide targeted approaches to peer support, especially if those approaches are designed to address the individual access needs of people with disabilities.

Opioid Use Disorder and People with Disabilities - Fact Sheet – Medication Treatment 

Medication treatment for opioid use disorders works, is safe, and has minimal side effects, for people with and without disabilities.

Peer Support for People with Substance Use Disorder

Many key ingredients of peer support in the disability world are the same as those in peer support for substance use, suggesting that individuals with both disabilities and opioid use disorder would benefit.

The Intersection between Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Opioid Use: Recommendations for Substance Use Treatment Providers

History of traumatic brain injury is common among clients being treated for opioid use disorder, and standard treatment approaches can be challenging.  Adaptations for people with TBI increase the likelihood of successful recovery from opioid use disorder.