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Recovery Checkup System Helps Substance Abusers Who Have Mental Disorders

Reports on a posttreatment intervention to support recovery that may be especially beneficial for substance abusers with co-occurring mental disorders.

NIDA's 35th Anniversary: Science Focused on Solutions

NIDA Director Nora Volkow

Commemorates NIDA’s 35th anniversary and highlights some of the major accomplishments since the Institute’s inception in 1974.

Treatment Patterns Vary Among People With Co-Occurring Disorders Based on Type of Treatment System Entered

Presents a summary of a study that followed individuals who entered mental health crisis or substance abuse detoxification residential centers in San Francisco and the types of treatment they received.

Medications That Normalize Brain Glutamate Reduce Drug-Seeking in Rats

Reports on two studies that demonstrate the promise of treating addiction with medications that alleviate drug-induced alterations in signaling by the neurotransmitter glutamate.

New Tools and Strategies to Bolster Behavioral Therapy

NIDA Director Nora Volkow

Reports on research investigating whether certain medications might strengthen patients' understanding and memory retention.

Dr. Kathleen T. Brady Recognized

Recognizes the 2010 Distinguished University Professor awardee, Dr. Kathleen T. Brady, who studies co-occurring substance abuse and mental health disorders and their treatment.

Four Scientists Receive Avant-Garde Awards

Recognizes four scientists for the 2009 Avant-Garde Award for HIV research, an award intended to stimulate groundbreaking research for the prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS in drug abusers.

Young Opioid Abusers Benefit From Extended Buprenorphine-Naloxone Treatment

Reports on a study investigating the benefits of extended opioid maintenance therapy that included drug counseling and 12 weeks of therapy with buprenorphine and naloxone.

Stroop Test Identifies Patients at Risk for Treatment Dropout

Reports on a study of cocaine abusers revealing that the Stroop test may predict which cocaine abusers are likely to drop out of therapy.

Helping Doctors Become First Responders to Substance Abuse

NIDA Director Nora Volkow

Describes a toolkit that guides doctors in assessing a patient’s risk of developing an addiction problem, advising patients on the effects of substance abuse, and arranging for referrals.

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