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What is acquired brain injury?

Acquired Brain Injury or ABI refers to some kind of damage to the brain occurring after birth. Among the most common causes for these injuries are trauma (car accidents, falls or violence), lack of oxygen to the brain (hypoxia/anoxia), stroke, infection, toxins and substance abuse. An ABI may affect thinking, communication, behavior and/or physical capabilities. ABI can also can result in difficulties with one’s ability to live independently, function in relationships, work and/or drive.