Two independent animal studies suggest that aerobic exercise might help cocaine abusers establish and maintain abstinence.
A new, easy-to-read website on drug abuse designed for adults with a low reading literacy level (eighth grade or below) was launched today by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), part of the National Institutes of Health. The si
Researchers correlate stimulant abusers’ improved performance on a memory training exerc ise with reductions in delay discounting.
New results extend previous findings that some methamphetamine-induced neuronal damage resolves after a year of abstinence.
Examines the non-medical use of prescription drugs-opioids, central nervous system depressants, and stimulants-describing adverse health effects of their use and the prevention and treatment of addiction.
Published: July 2001 Revised: October 2011
Explores with young teens how cocaine changes the way nerve cells communicate in the brain and the negative effects the drug can have on the body.
Published: January 1997 Revised: January 2009
Reports on a new medication strategy under investigated in animal studies that shows promise for preventing relapse to drug abuse.
Describe a study of newly arrested youths where researchers found correlations between the youths' prevalence of these sexually transmitted diseases and their cocaine and marijuana use.