Alcohol, Drug & Addiction Research

Addiction Science:
Brain & Behavior Research


Research, white papers, and statistical reports are an important part of the ongoing understanding and advancement of addiction prevention, treatment and recovery. Austin is fortunate to have several departments at the University of Texas making outstanding contributions in the research of alcoholism and drug abuse.

Substance Abuse Trends in Texas: August 2017

Comprehensive twenty two page report

By Jane C. Maxwell, Ph.D.
The Center for Excellence in Drug Epidemology
Gulf Coast Addiction Technology Transfer Center
UT Center for Social Work Research

Addiction Science Research and Education Center

1 University Station A1915, PHR 5.210
Austin TX 78712-0125

ASREC is a group of scientists whose mission is to communicate the latest findings in Addiction Science to the public in terms that make the message easy to understand.

Addiction Research Institute (ARI)

1717 West 6th Street, Suite 335
Austin, TX 78703
(512) 232-0600

One of nine research institutes at the University of Texas at Austin School of Social Work, The Addiction Research Institute (ARI) focuses on issues related to substance use disorder prevalence, treatment, and long-term healthy functioning free from addictions. Our projects are based on a social work perspective, emphasizing factors at individual, family, organizational, societal, and cultural levels that influence resilience and recovery.

Research Society on Alcoholism

7801 North Lamar Blvd., Suite D-89
Austin, Texas 78752-1038
(512) 454-0022

The Research Society on Alcoholism was established in 1976 to assist and encourage the application of research to the solution of problems related to alcoholism. RSA serves as a meeting ground for scientists working in all fields of alcoholism and alcohol-related problems. The Society, through its emphasis on research, has served as the interdisciplinary crossroads for the understanding of the causes of and potential cures for alcoholism.

Waggoner Center for Alcohol and Addiction Research

The University of Texas at Austin
1 University Station A4800
Austin, TX 78712-1095

The Waggoner Center for Alcohol and Addiction Research is an organized research unit of the College of Natural Sciences at The University of Texas at Austin. Established in 1999, the Center was made possible by a donation from M. June and J. Virgil Waggoner and matching funds from UT Austin.  The mission of the Waggoner Center is to develop solutions for the prevention and cure of alcoholism and related illnesses.