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Interim Methadone Raises Odds of Enrolling in Comprehensive Treatment

abril del 2007
Reports on a study to investigate the use of methadone maintenance for heroin addicts wait-listed for a treatment program to encourage their likelihood to enroll in the program.

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Cocaine Abusers' Pretreatment Cue Responses Predict Recovery Success

febrero del 2007
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.

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Medical Care During Addiction Treatment Reduces Hospital Use

febrero del 2007
Reports on an analysis comparing three types of addiction treatment programs: methadone maintenance programs, long-term residential programs, and nonmethadone programs.

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Videos Help Treat Deaf People

febrero del 2007
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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Journal Highlights Opportunities in Hispanic Drug Abuse Research

febrero del 2007
Reviews a journal supplement that compiles information on drug abuse research in the Hispanic population.

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Brain Mechanism Turns Off Cocaine-Related Memory in Rats

octubre del 2006
Describes a series of experiments that have added to evidence that a brain enzyme controls key memory processes that link drug experiences, the surroundings in which they take place, and the urge to repeat them.

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Study Finds Withdrawal No Easier With Ultrarapid Opiate Detox

octubre del 2006
Presents findings from a clinical trial comparing ultrarapid, anesthesia-assisted detoxification with detoxification by traditional methods among patients addicted to heroin.

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Buprenorphine Plus Behavioral Therapy Is Effective For Adolescents With Opioid Addiction

octubre del 2006
Reports on a study of adolescents addicted to opioids who responded better to buprenorphine than clonidine in a clinical trial in which all patients also received behavioral therapy.

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NIDA Launches Criminal Justice Publication in Chicago

octubre del 2006

Highlights a publication that outlines 13 research-based principles of successful treatment of drug abusers in the criminal justice system.

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Low-Cost Incentives Improve Outcomes in Stimulant Abuse Treatment

octubre del 2006
Reports on a study investigating the use of incentives in the form of prizes to motivate outpatients to stay in behavioral therapy and remain drug free.

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