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Computer-Based Intervention Offers Good Value for Money

Reports on researchers who demonstrated the economic value of a computer-based treatment as an adjunct to standard addiction therapy.

Medication Reduces Rats' Return to Methamphetamine Seeking

Reports on a new medication strategy under investigated in animal studies that shows promise for preventing relapse to drug abuse.

Methamphetamine Abuse Undermines Dental Health

Describes research that sheds light on the correlation between increased dental disease and methamphetamine abuse.

Treatment Dropout Linked With Elevated Stress Response

Summarizes a study to determine whether a stress-related biological marker in saliva can predict how long a drug user will remain in treatment.

Endorphin Derivative Inhibits Reward From Morphine and Nicotine in Rats

Describes research investigating a naturally occurring brain chemical that shows early promise as a treatment for addiction in animal studies.

Sertraline Does Not Help Methamphetamine Abusers Quit

Describes a new research finding indicating that the antidepressant sertraline (Zoloft), prescribed to relieve depression during the methamphetamine withdrawal process, may make quitting harder.

Bupropion Reduces Meth's Subjective Effects and Cue-Induced Craving

Describes a study investigating the use of the antidepressant bupropion as a potential therapy for methamphetamine addiction.

Morphine Speeds AIDS Onset in Monkeys

Highlights the work of investigators who discovered key ways in which morphine may accelerate the progression of AIDS in animal studies.

Intervention Improves Employment Outlook For Methadone Patients

Describes a study of unemployed methadone patients and the use of assertive outreach and motivational techniques to improve the patients’ employment outlook.

New Therapy Reduces Drug Abuse Among Patients With Severe Mental Illness

Describes a new intervention that enhances recovery prospects for substance abusers whose mental illness complicates the path toward recovery.

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