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Methamphetamine Abuse Undermines Dental Health

Describes research that sheds light on the correlation between increased dental disease and methamphetamine abuse.

Treatment Dropout Linked With Elevated Stress Response

Summarizes a study to determine whether a stress-related biological marker in saliva can predict how long a drug user will remain in treatment.

The Clinical Assessment of Substance Use Disorders

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Offers educational tools to aid in the screening, evaluation, and referral of patients with substance abuse disorders. Includes a video and facilitator's guide.

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Methylphenidate for Comorbid Cocaine Abuse, ADHD

Describes an inpatient study investigating the effectiveness of sustained-release methylphenidate as a treatment for cocaine-addiction patients with ADHD.

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.

Medical Care During Addiction Treatment Reduces Hospital Use

Reports on an analysis comparing three types of addiction treatment programs: methadone maintenance programs, long-term residential programs, and nonmethadone programs.

Cocaine Craving Activates Brain Reward Structures; Cocaine "High" Dampens Them

Reports on a study that documenting changing emotional and neurobiological responses to cocaine with successive doses during a single session of drug taking.

Cocaine Abusers' Pretreatment Cue Responses Predict Recovery Success

Reports on the work of researchers who used brain images to correlate cocaine-addicted patients' regional brain responses to drug cues with their outcomes in subsequent treatment.

Videos Help Treat Deaf People

Reviews a training DVD that presents dialectical behavior therapy skills being taught by deaf clinicians to deaf consumers as an approach to improve deaf people's access to behavioral health care.

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