Jane Maxwell, PhD
Substance abuse trends in Texas, 2018
Unlike past years, cocaine has made a come-back in 2018, with more deaths in Texas than methamphetamine or heroin. Maxwell’s latest study also shows the changing characteristics of individuals using synthetic cannabinoids (Spice, K-2) and early findings on the use of cannabis oils and edible preparations in Texas.
About the speaker: Jane Carlisle Maxwell, Ph.D., is a research professor with the Addiction Research Institute at the Steve Hicks School of Social Work. She has been a member of SAMHSA’s National Advisory Council, a consultant to the Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control, a Fulbright Senior Specialist, a member of the National Institute on Drug Abuse’s Community Epidemiology Work Group and NIDA’s National Drug Early Warning System. She has over 45 years experience monitoring changes in drug use patterns in Texas, the United States and internationally.