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Intervention Improves Abstinence, Employment Among Welfare Recipients

Reports research to study the effectiveness of an intensive case management program to aid female substance abusers who receive welfare in staying off drugs and finding employment.

Deep Brain Stimulation Reduces Rats' Cocaine Seeking

Describes results from an animal study involving deep brain stimulation that holds promise as a therapy for severe cocaine addiction.

Incentives Promote Abstinence

NIDA Director Nora Volkow

Explores research findings on the value of motivational incentives to promote and reinforce abstinence from substances of abuse and encourage healthy behaviors.

Study Supports Methadone Maintenance in Therapeutic Communities

Describes a study that examined the effectiveness of combining two therapies for drug abuse addiction: methadone treatment and therapeutic communities, two approaches that are rarely combined.

Brain Responds to Marijuana Cues in Familiar Manner

Researchers found that the brain activity that takes place when cues trigger marijuana cravings is similar to the activity that accompanies cravings for other drugs.

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