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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.

HIV Patients Show Better Immune Recovery With Early Initiation of HAART

Presents evidence that among men and women with HIV, those who received early initiation of HAART therapy, those with higher CD4+ levels, achieved better immune recovery.

Combination Treatment Extends Marijuana Abstinence

Describes research investigating the use of a treatment that combines vouchers and cognitive behavioral therapy as compared with the use of either treatment alone for marijuana abuse.

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.

Linking NIDA to Researchers on a Global Scale

Highlights the NIDA International Program which works to strengthen international research networks, creating opportunities for global research collaboration, training, and scientific exchange.

Social Neuroscience Meeting Aims To Improve Prevention, Treatment

Presents highlights of a meeting of scientists and clinicians to review research results from the field of social neuroscience, the study of how neurobiology and the social environment interact.

Research Breakthroughs in Drug Abuse Have Wide Applications in Other Fields

NIDA Director Nora Volkow

Offers an overview of some of the NIDA-supported innovative research achievements to reduce the health and social effects of drug abuse and addiction.

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.

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