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

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellows

Dr. Mathias was selected for Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellows Program at the National Academy of Medicine, class of 2019-2020.

Posted: July 29, 2019

Research Society on Alcoholism, 2019 Minneapolis

Posted: July 29, 2019

Erick Reynero hire

Erick Reynero joined the NRLC as a Research Area Specialist Associate in May

Posted: May 22, 2019

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