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

Texas Statewide Impaired Driving Forum, 2019 Pflugerville

Posted: January 23, 2019

Media interest in Dr. Moon’s social support work

Dr. Moon was lead author of a publication selected as an "Article of Interest" by the Research Society on Alcoholism.  The article was featured in a NewsWise posting and originally published in the journal Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research.

Posted: January 15, 2019

NIDA Summer Research 2019

The NRLC is once again hosting students for the 2019 NIDA Summer Research Internship Program.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                2019 NIDA Summer Research Internship Program Call for Applications- Application Deadline: February 11, 2019.

The NIDA Summer Research Internship Program introduces undergraduate students, with a goal of increasing underrepresented groups in biomedical and behavioral sciences, to substance abuse and addiction research. Through this program, undergraduate students age 18 years and older, conduct substance abuse and addiction research by participating in internships with NIDA funded scientists at universities across the United States.  Paid, 8-week, hands-on research experiences may include a variety of different activities and research projects. To apply and view program information, see the NIDA Summer Research Internship Program online application.

Posted: January 8, 2019

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