Morgan Brittain, now 19, had a heroin overdose in 2013 that caused serious brain damage. Today, Morgan needs assistance with walking, eating, and daily activities that most of us take for granted. She wanted to use just one more time, and this is her story.
From Heroin To Brain Damage
From Science Daily
Brain damage or brain injury is the destruction or degeneration of brain cells.
This may occur due to a wide range of conditions, illnesses, or injuries.
Possible causes of widespread (diffuse) brain damage include prolonged hypoxia (shortage of oxygen), poisoning, infection, and neurological illness.
of focal or localized brain damage are physical trauma (traumatic brain injury), stroke, aneurysm, or neurological illness. The extent and effect of brain injury is often assessed by the use of neurological examination, neuroimaging, and neuropsychological assessment. Brain injury does not necessarily result in long-term impairment or disability, although the location and extent of damage both have a significant effect on the likely outcome.
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