Reports on researchers who demonstrated the economic value of a computer-based treatment as an adjunct to standard addiction therapy.
Reports on a new medication strategy under investigated in animal studies that shows promise for preventing relapse to drug abuse.
Summarizes a study to determine whether a stress-related biological marker in saliva can predict how long a drug user will remain in treatment.
Describes research investigating a naturally occurring brain chemical that shows early promise as a treatment for addiction in animal studies.
Describes a new research finding indicating that the antidepressant sertraline (Zoloft), prescribed to relieve depression during the methamphetamine withdrawal process, may make quitting harder.
Describes a study investigating the use of the antidepressant bupropion as a potential therapy for methamphetamine addiction.
Highlights the work of investigators who discovered key ways in which morphine may accelerate the progression of AIDS in animal studies.
Describes a study of unemployed methadone patients and the use of assertive outreach and motivational techniques to improve the patients’ employment outlook.
Describes a new intervention that enhances recovery prospects for substance abusers whose mental illness complicates the path toward recovery.