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Disruption of Neuron Production in Adult Rats Increases Cocaine Taking

noviembre del 2011
Drug abuse may diminish production of new neurons in the brain’s hippocampus and thereby increase vulnerability to drug addiction.

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Molecular Alterations of DNA Contribute to Persistence of Memory

noviembre del 2011
In a new series of studies tracing the molecular events that occur in the brain as memories are formed and preserved, researchers find that certain epigenetic changes may promote vulnerability to relapse.

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Prison Use of Medications for Opioid Addiction Remains Low

julio del 2011

Describes results from a nationwide survey among correctional facilities on the use of opioid replacement therapy for people who are addicted to heroin.

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Methamphetamine Abuse Undermines Dental Health

julio del 2011
Describes research that sheds light on the correlation between increased dental disease and methamphetamine abuse.

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Medication Reduces Rats' Return to Methamphetamine Seeking

julio del 2011

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

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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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Neuropeptide Promotes Behaviors Tied to Addiction and Overeating

julio del 2011

Reports on several studies implicating a certain neuropeptide (a signaling molecule) in fostering addition and overeating and discusses implications for addiction treatment.

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Computer-Based Intervention Offers Good Value for Money

julio del 2011

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

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Treatment Dropout Linked With Elevated Stress Response

julio del 2011

Summarizes a study to determine whether a stress-related biological marker in saliva can predict how long a drug user will remain in treatment.

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Combination Therapy Most Effective for Helping Smokers Quit

Marzo del 2011

Examines results from a randomized clinical trial which found that treatment with a nicotine patch and nicotine lozenge together produced the greatest benefits in helping people quit smoking and remain abstinent.

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