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The Latino Alcohol and Health Disparities Research (LAHDR) Center seeks to reduce alcohol and health disparities through research on the development, course and treatment of alcohol use disorders among Hispanics.

We are a multidisciplinary, cooperative network of students, researchers, and professionals who join to inspire healthy change for alcohol behavior in the Paso del Norte Region.


The goal of LAHDR’s research area is to understand behavior change as it relates to alcohol use and explore the components related to alcohol use in order to promote related research and grant funding success.


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The goal of LAHDR’s training area is to facilitate different forms of knowledge translation related to Motivational Interviewing (MI) and Screening and Brief Motivational Interventions (SBMI) to create connections to relevant practitioners.
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The goal of the LAHDR’s engagement area is to increase the center's visibility and capacities as a resource, establishing local, national, and international partnerships, and educating our region and the broader community.

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Brief Motivational Interventions Introductory Seminar

How would you like to improve the impact of your client interactions in order to promote long-lasting behavior change? Join us May 11, 2018, from 12:00 pm - 2:00 PM at the Paso del Norte Health Foundation located at 221 N Kansas St. #1900, El Paso, TX 79901. Lunch will be provided and there will be some prizes for everyone who comes. Come learn more about BMI and see what the Latino Alcohol & Health Disparities Research Center  (LAHDR) has to offer.

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El Paso Times Features LAHDR

The El Paso Times featured the Latino Alcohol and Health Disparities Research Center for its use of Brief Motivational Interventions (BMI) which is demonstrated through conversations that encourage drinkers to ponder on how much they drink and consider if they should drink less. 

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