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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.

Basic Science Discoveries Yield Novel Approaches to Analgesia

Describes research to develop new compounds that match or exceed the pain relief provided by opioids while avoiding their shortcomings.

Lofexidine May Enhance Naltrexone Efficacy

Highlights results from a pilot study suggesting that lofexidine, an anti-hypertensive medication, can enhance success rates among patients taking maintenance naltrexone to avoid opioid relapse.

Selenium Shows Promise as an Adjunct Therapy for HIV

Reports on a randomized controlled trial of HIV-infected men and women who, as a result of receiving selenium supplements, experienced lower HIV viral load and greater CD4 cell count.

Nicotine Dependence is Linked With Mental Disorders in Pregnant Women

Reports on a link between mental disorders, including mood, anxiety, or personality disorder and nicotine dependence in pregnancy women.

Methadone Reduces Rats' Cocaine Seeking

Reports on an animal study showing that methadone, normally used as a therapy for opioid abuse, may prove to be an effective treatment for cocaine abuse.

Aripiprazole Prevents Rats From Resuming Cocaine Seeking

Reports on study results indicating a medication prescribed for schizophrenia and manic phases of bipolar disorder shows promise as a cocaine addiction treatment.

Court Mandates Help Men With Antisocial Personality Disorders Stay in Treatment

Reports on a study of men with co-occurring substance abuse and antisocial personality disorders and the potential benefit of judicially mandated addiction treatment.

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