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Intensive Interventions Reduce Risky Sexual Behaviors

julio del 2011
Discusses research that compares multiple sessions of motivational and behavioral training with that of a single intervention among male and female substance abusers to reduce high-risk sexual behaviors.

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Office Meets Dynamic Challenges of Diversity

julio del 2011
Describes NIDA’s Special Populations Office which promotes addiction science that examines health disparities and foster research careers among members of underrepresented communities.

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Program Helps Troubled Boys Reduce Substance Abuse

diciembre del 2011

Chronically delinquent boys in Multidimensional Treatment Foster Care reduced their substance abuse more than boys assigned to Community Group Care.

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Individual Differences in Decisionmaking Style May Predict Teen Problems

diciembre del 2011

Reports on the relative influence of genes versus environment on adolescents’ choices that involve delayed gratification.

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Peers Increase Teen Driving Risk via Heightened Reward Activity

Marzo del 2012
Adolescent, but not adult, drivers are more likely to take risks when peers are watching, a new study suggests.

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Vouchers Improve Mothers’ Smoking Abstinence and Newborns’ Weight

abril del 2012

Pregnant women who received financial incentives to refrain from smoking during late pregnancy were more successful at remaining abstinent and less likely to have babies with low birth weight, according to data from three trials.

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Desire to Smoke Subsides, But Cigarette Cues Retain Power

abril del 2012

During early abstinence, smokers’ cravings triggered by cigarette cues intensified over time, providing evidence that people can experience a phenomenon previously observed in experiments with animals

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Home Visits by Nurses to Low-Income First-Time Mothers Yield Enduring Benefits

abril del 2012
A program involving home visits by nurses to low-income first-time mothers, starting during pregnancy and extending into the second year of their children’s lives, has a positive and long-lasting impact on families. Children who participated in the program were less likely than others to report having used alcohol, cigarettes, or marijuana at age 12.

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Dr. David Jentsch Receives the 2011 Waletzky Memorial Award

julio del 2012
Dr. J. David Jentsch is the recipient of the 2011 Jacob P. Waletzky Memorial Award for Innovative Research in Drug Addiction and Alcoholism. Dr. Jentsch and colleagues at the University of California, Los Angeles, are studying genetic and neurochemical factors that influence individual differences in inhibitory control.

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The Present and Promise of mHealth

julio del 2012

NIDA researchers have developed a computer program that motivates and encourages treatment-seeking when an individual is in a primary care physician’s waiting room. Users of the program, called Video Doctor, enter information on a portable device and receive feedback about health risks related to their drug abuse, along with advice, immediately prior to seeing their physician.

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