Topic: Drug abuse

Marijuana Use is Down, Disapproval is Up Among Young Teens

July 13, 2015
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Since 2002, the proportion of adolescents reporting marijuana use has decreased, and more younger adolescents report strong disapproval of marijuana use initiation.

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Medication May Stop Drug and Alcohol Addiction

June 23, 2015
Hitoshi Morikawa

Researchers have successfully stopped cocaine and alcohol addiction in experiments using a drug already approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat high blood pressure. 

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The Center for Students in Recovery Receives National Award for Groundbreaking Drug and Alcohol Recovery Initiatives

June 12, 2012

The American College Health Association recently honored the Center for Students in Recovery (CSR) with the "Best Practices in College Health" Award for 2012. CSR supports students at The University of Texas at Austin who have alcoholism and other drug addictions by offering them a pathway to recovery and academic achievement. The American College Health Association is the nation's principal advocate and leadership organization for college and university health. The award recognizes cutting-edge and exemplary health education and promotion services.

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University of Texas at Austin Researcher Receives $418,000 Grant from National Institute on Drug Abuse to Study Methamphetamine Use in Austin

Dec. 1, 2009

Dr. Jane Maxwell of The University of Texas at Austin School of Social Work has received a two-year $418,000 grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse to monitor the changing methamphetamine market in the Austin area.

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University of Texas at Austin Social Work Researchers to Study Drug Abuse Among Patients in Trauma Centers

Feb. 17, 2009

University of Texas at Austin School of Social Work researchers have received $3.59 million from the National Institute on Drug Abuse to study the effectiveness of trauma room screening and intervention with injured patients who have drug problems.

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