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Investigaciones sobre los tratamientos

NIDA's Newest Division Mines Clinical Applications From Basic Research

Describes the role of the Division of Clinical Neuroscience and Behavioral Research in NIDA’s drug abuse and addiction research plan.

Gene Experiment Confirms a Suspected Cocaine Action

Reports on the work of addiction researchers who are learning how acute and chronic cocaine exposure regulates certain genes, based on knowledge from developmental and cancer biology.

Endorphin Derivative Inhibits Reward From Morphine and Nicotine in Rats

Describes research investigating a naturally occurring brain chemical that shows early promise as a treatment for addiction in animal studies.

Sertraline Does Not Help Methamphetamine Abusers Quit

Describes a new research finding indicating that the antidepressant sertraline (Zoloft), prescribed to relieve depression during the methamphetamine withdrawal process, may make quitting harder.

Bupropion Reduces Meth's Subjective Effects and Cue-Induced Craving

Describes a study investigating the use of the antidepressant bupropion as a potential therapy for methamphetamine addiction.

HIV Patients Show Better Immune Recovery With Early Initiation of HAART

Presents evidence that among men and women with HIV, those who received early initiation of HAART therapy, those with higher CD4+ levels, achieved better immune recovery.

Combination Treatment Extends Marijuana Abstinence

Describes research investigating the use of a treatment that combines vouchers and cognitive behavioral therapy as compared with the use of either treatment alone for marijuana abuse.

Morphine Speeds AIDS Onset in Monkeys

Highlights the work of investigators who discovered key ways in which morphine may accelerate the progression of AIDS in animal studies.

Intervention Improves Employment Outlook For Methadone Patients

Describes a study of unemployed methadone patients and the use of assertive outreach and motivational techniques to improve the patients’ employment outlook.

New Therapy Reduces Drug Abuse Among Patients With Severe Mental Illness

Describes a new intervention that enhances recovery prospects for substance abusers whose mental illness complicates the path toward recovery.

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