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California Reaped Large Savings by Diverting Drug-Using Offenders Into Treatment

California’s Proposition 36, which allows qualified drug offenders to enter substance use treatment rather than go to jail or prison, saved the state close to $100 million in its first year.

Women Benefit From Policies To Prevent Teens From Buying Tobacco

Women who reached their majority in states with policies that restricted teens’ access to tobacco products were less likely to smoke from ages 18-34 than women in states without those policies. The research did not demonstrate that the policies had a comparable impact on men’s smoking.

NIDA Advisory Council Welcomes Two New Members

The National Advisory Council on Drug Abuse introduced two new members at its May 2013 meeting. 

NIDA's Funding Priorities To Remain Constant

NIDA Director Nora Volkow

Reports on NIDA’s research priorities—drug abuse and addiction prevention, treatment, and HIV/AIDS—which will remain consistent during these challenging budget times.

Report Calls for Sweeping Changes in Health Care for Mental and Substance Abuse Problems

Reviews a report from the National Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Medicine that discusses ways to improve the quality of health care among people with mental health and substance abuse disorders.

Neuroscience Blueprint Promotes Efficiency, Synergy

NIDA Director Nora Volkow

Describes a knowledge- and resource-sharing system for NIH-funded neuroscientists to access to data, advanced research tools, and technical assistance.

Stimulus Money Will Fund a Surge in Knowledge

NIDA Director Nora Volkow

Describes NIDA’s drug abuse and addiction research priorities for the use of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 funds.

NIDA's National Advisory Council Welcomes New Members

Introduces five new members to the NIDA National Advisory Council meeting, including Drs. Xavier Castellanos, Steven Childers, Thomas Crowley, Anita Everett, and Hazel Szeto.

Suiting Treatment to the Nature of the Disease

NIDA Director Nora Volkow

Highlights NIDA-sponsored research underway to understand and respond to substance abusers’ needs at all points of care, from the initial presentation for treatment through recovery.

New Advisory Council Members

Announces the addition of three new members to NIDA’s National Advisory Council on Drug Abuse.

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