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Multidimensional Family Therapy for Adolescent Drug Abuse Offers Broad, Lasting Benefits

Describes findings from two randomized clinical trials showing that treatment with multidimensional family therapy resulted in fewer drug-related problems than treatment with cognitive behavior therapy.

Fewer Girls Are Smoking, But Change Is Uneven

Reports 2010 rates of cigarette smoking among eighth girls, providing historical data and racial and ethnic differences.

Teenage Marijuana Use Is on the Rise

Reports 2010 rates of marijuana use among 8th, 10th, and 12th grade students, noting that daily use increased by more than 10 percent in all three grades since the 2009 survey. Also reports a rise in ecstasy use.

Prevention Program Reduces Later Risky Sexual Behaviors

Reports on a school-based drug abuse prevention program showing that teens who participate in the program are less likely than their peers to engage in risky sexual behavior as young adults.

Physical Activity May Prevent Substance Abuse

NIDA Director Nora Volkow

Considers the potential role of physical activity on substance abuse prevention and describes some of the research that has been conducted on this emerging area of addiction science.

Prevention Program Averts Initiation of Alcohol and Tobacco Use

Describes a community focused prevention program that aids towns in lowering rates of delinquency, initiation of alcohol and tobacco use, and binge drinking among middle school students.

Substance Abuse Evaluated Among Women With Children

Discusses rates of substance use or abuse among mothers with at-home children and the factors that may contribute to the abuse.

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