Topic: Drugs

Schools Should Accommodate Those Struggling with Addiction

April 2, 2015
Schools Should Accommodate Those Struggling with Addiction

Newspapers and magazines are filed with stories of adolescents and young adults struggling with addiction.

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With Synthetic Drugs, What You Don't Know Really Could Hurt You

May 20, 2014
With Synthetic Drugs, What You Don't Know Really Could Hurt You

Over the years, there have been warnings about the dangers of various legal and illegal drugs. Some of the warnings have been valid while others were "urban legends" or turned out to be false. Such legends led people to ignore or discount the important warnings that really do matter.

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Early Puberty Linked To Higher Substance Use Throughout Adolescence

Oct. 7, 2013

A new University of Texas at Austin study reveals that teens for whom puberty begins early and who have rapid pubertal development are at greater risk for experimenting with cigarettes, alcohol and marijuana.

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Developing New Vaccines for Emerging Diseases is Focus of $6.5 Million Contract

Oct. 22, 2012

Accelerating the evaluation and development of new vaccines for emerging health threats is the goal of University of Texas at Austin researchers who recently received $6.5 million from the U.S. Department of Defense and the Defense Threat Reduction Agency.

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The University of Texas Researchers Win Grant to Develop Drug to Treat Addiction

May 24, 2012

Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin are teaming up to develop medication to treat alcoholism and drug addiction that could target individual genes or brain signaling systems.

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