Welcome to the Addiction Research Institute
Promoting Quality Treatment Through Evidence-Based Practice
June 2013 Texas Drug Trends
Sipping on Syrup - "sizzurp"
With the increased recent interest in this form of substance abuse, here is a link to Leaning on Syrup,.one of the earliest publications that describes the phenomenon. The original purple color came from the color of promethazine cough syrup. Variations of "syrup" are avaialble at liquor stores and "relaxation" soft drinks (purple colored, without alcohol but containing ingredients such as melatonin, valerian root, rose hips) are available, without age restrictions, at some drug stores and convenience stores.
The Addiction Research Institute (ARI) focuses on issues related to substance use disorder prevalence, treatment, and long-term healthy functioning free from addictions. The program is based on a social work perspective, emphasizing factors at individual, family, organizational, societal, and cultural levels that influence resilience and recovery.
is one of the regional University Centers in the United States. The center works through multiple consortia of educational institutions and other agencies to promote incorporation of research into addictions curricula and provides technical assistance and consultation for state agencies and community organizations in Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico,Oklahoma, and Texas to facilitate workforce development and implementation of evidence-based practices.
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