Scientific Discovery

Our goal is to advance human health through discovery mechanisms underlying substance use, aggression, and suicidality, as well as response to treatment.

Treatment & Research

Motivational Alcohol Treatment to Enhance Roadway Safety (MATTERS)

The MATTERS program provides treatment to adults who have experienced alcohol-related driving offenses (e.g. DWI or DUI)

CAMBIO: Substance Abuse Treatment Program for Teens:

The CAMBIO program provides treatment to teens who have problems with marijuana, alcohol, and other drugs.

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Health Education

The NRLC routinely conducts education and training programs pertinent to the mental health topics that we have expertise in.

  • Aggressive & destructive behaviors in youth (conduct disorder)
  • Problems with attention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity (ADHD)
  • Suicide among adolescents
  • And more
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We use a range of cutting edge procedures, software, and hardware to accomplish our goals of understanding of the behavioral, biological, and physiological processes that lead to maladaptive behaviors such as impulsivity, fighting, alcohol and drug abuse, and suicide.

Latest News & Events

Latisha Swygert NIDA

Latisha Swygert (University of Southern Mississippi) was funded through the National Institute on Drug Abuse Summer Research Internship Program to obtain training on the project Consequences of Adolescent Substance Use on the Development of Impulse Control (R01-DA026868-07S1).

Posted: August 20, 2018

Research Society on Alcoholism, 2018 San Diego

Posted: August 20, 2018

Dr. Mathias DSMB

Dr. Mathias was appointed to the Data Safety and Monitoring Board for the South Texas Research Organizational Network Guiding Studies on Trauma and Resilience (STRONG STAR) and the Consortium to Alleviate PTSD (CAP).

Posted: August 20, 2018

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