Topic: Substance abuse

NIH Grant to Prevent Fetal Exposure to Alcohol, Marijuana

Oct. 27, 2015
Woman Smoking

A $2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health will help researchers at The University of Texas at Austin’s School of Social Work test a health intervention to reduce fetal exposure to alcohol, marijuana and tobacco during early pregnancy.

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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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Answering the call

Dec. 8, 2011
Answering the call

With $3 million from the St. David's Foundation, the School of Nursing will improve the health of underserved populations in central Texas and beyond.

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Three University of Texas at Austin School of Social Work Faculty Elected Fellows of American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare

April 30, 2010

Three University of Texas at Austin School of Social Work faculty members have been elected fellows of the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare for their accomplishments as scholars and practitioners dedicated to advancing social welfare.

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Scientists decode the genetic signs of alcoholism to pave the way for earlier treatment

March 15, 2010

The day may not be far off when a routine blood test at the doctor's office will be able to detect not only whether you suffer from heart disease or diabetes, but also whether you suffer from an addiction to alcohol.

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