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Early Puberty Linked To Higher Substance Use Throughout Adolescence

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.

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

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.

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

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

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. Dr. R. Adron Harris is director of the university's Waggoner Center for Alcoholism and…   » Continue Reading

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

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.