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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Post-TBI Opioid Exposure Exacerbates Chronic Injury-induced Behavioral andNeuroinflammatory Outcomes
Principal Investigator:

Alana C Conti

Location: Allen Park, MI
Congressional District Code: 13
Research Service: Rehabilitation R&D
Project Period: March 2020 - February 2024
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $283,581
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Of the more than 300,000 service men and women that have sustained traumatic brain injury (TBI) due to recent conflicts, 70-80% are treated for pain. Those TBI-injured Veterans that are provided pain management are more likely to receive opioid-based treatment and engage in higher-risk opioid use. This increase in prescription opioid use among Veterans with TBI reflects the nationwide opioid abuse and dependence crisis and highlights the need to understand the long-term, progressive deficits, su...

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