Substance Misuse Can Lead to Stroke in Young People
Brain damage resulting from substance misuse has become a growing trend among teens and young adults. In a post on the MossRehab blog, Stroke Rehabilitation Program Co-Director Ning Cao, MD, discusses stroke among young people and the risks, substances, symptoms and chances of recovery associated with this medical issue.
Because of stress caused by COVID-19 and other factors, many people are misusing substances as a coping mechanism. As a result, some are experiencing serious health consequences, including neurological conditions or damage. While early treatment helps to promote a full recovery, younger people often do not seek immediate medical help, instead delaying evaluation and treatment.
Read the MossRehab blog post that features Dr. Cao’s discussion. Learn which substances have a greater chance of causing brain injury or stroke and how MossRehab offers the services and resources to help patients recover and get back to their lives.