After brain injury, your brain is more vulnerable to the effects of alcohol and drugs, therefore you are advised to abstain.
- Alcohol and drugs will affect you faster and have more of an impact on you after a brain injury.
- The use of alcohol and recreational drugs will interfere with recovery.
- Using alcohol or taking non-prescription drugs can increase the risk of having an epileptic seizure.
- Any difficulties you may have as a result of your brain injury, may be made worse or become more obvious to other people when you drink alcohol or take drugs