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Investigaciones sobre los tratamientos

Computer-Based Intervention Offers Good Value for Money

Reports on researchers who demonstrated the economic value of a computer-based treatment as an adjunct to standard addiction therapy.

Medication Reduces Rats' Return to Methamphetamine Seeking

Reports on a new medication strategy under investigated in animal studies that shows promise for preventing relapse to drug abuse.

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.

Office Meets Dynamic Challenges of Diversity

Describes NIDA’s Special Populations Office which promotes addiction science that examines health disparities and foster research careers among members of underrepresented communities.

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.

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 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.

Journal Highlights Opportunities in Hispanic Drug Abuse Research

Reviews a journal supplement that compiles information on drug abuse research in the Hispanic population.

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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