Case Management for Traumatic Brain Injury Survivors with Alcohol Problems

Allen Walter Heinemann*, John D. Corrigan, Dennis Moore

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Objective: To evaluate a community-based approach to substance abuse using comprehensive case management for persons with traumatic brain injury (TBI). Setting: Two programs that provide case management services (n = 217); a comparison group was recruited that did not receive case management (n = 102). Intervention: Comprehensive case management. Main Outcome Measures: Self-reported substance use, community integration, employment status, health-related quality of life. Results: For those receiving case management, employment at recruitment and early referral were associated with employment 9 months later. Community integration and physical well-being increased for both groups. Earlier program referral was associated with larger gains in physical well-being, employment, and community integration. Conclusions: Case management appears to have beneficial effects for adults with TBI and substance abuse problems in terms of life and family satisfaction as well as to have potential cost savings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)156-166
Number of pages11
JournalRehabilitation Psychology
Issue number2
StatePublished - May 1 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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