Malissa Mallett, the Program Director of BIAAZ (Brain Injury Alliance of Arizona), joins me to discuss the huge opioid crisis in the USA. She will talk about how the crisis is affecting the general population, as well as, survivors of brain injury.
What can be done about the opioid crisis?
Every TBI survivor and caregiver has encountered a fork in the road that has diverted his or her life-plan. A car accident, a fall from the roof, doing one more chin-up, or a door literally slamming one in the face are just some causes of traumatic brain injury. College plans, walking down the aisle in the perfect dress, or the coveted job quickly slip from reality as dreams turn to struggle. These unexpected life-happenings that divert one from his or her chosen path in life can be devastating. But as Yogi Berra once said, "If you come to a fork in the road, take it." Life is all about choices!
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