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Cocaine Vaccine Helps Some Reduce Drug Abuse

diciembre del 2010

Reports on the results of a clinical trial that tested the effectiveness of a cocaine vaccine designed as a therapy for cocaine abuse and plans underway for a new study of 300 patients to confirm these results.

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Study Supports Methadone Maintenance in Therapeutic Communities

diciembre del 2010

Describes a study that examined the effectiveness of combining two therapies for drug abuse addiction: methadone treatment and therapeutic communities, two approaches that are rarely combined.

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Three Scientists Join Advisory Council

diciembre del 2010
Announces three new NIDA National Advisory Council on Drug Abuse members and describes their drug abuse and addiction research experience.

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Intervention Improves Abstinence, Employment Among Welfare Recipients

diciembre del 2010
Reports research to study the effectiveness of an intensive case management program to aid female substance abusers who receive welfare in staying off drugs and finding employment.

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Four Scientists Receive Avant-Garde Awards

octubre del 2010

Recognizes four scientists for the 2009 Avant-Garde Award for HIV research, an award intended to stimulate groundbreaking research for the prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS in drug abusers.

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Treatment Patterns Vary Among People With Co-Occurring Disorders Based on Type of Treatment System Entered

octubre del 2010
Presents a summary of a study that followed individuals who entered mental health crisis or substance abuse detoxification residential centers in San Francisco and the types of treatment they received.

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Dr. Kathleen T. Brady Recognized

octubre del 2010
Recognizes the 2010 Distinguished University Professor awardee, Dr. Kathleen T. Brady, who studies co-occurring substance abuse and mental health disorders and their treatment.

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New Tools and Strategies to Bolster Behavioral Therapy

octubre del 2010

Reports on research investigating whether certain medications might strengthen patients' understanding and memory retention.

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Medications That Normalize Brain Glutamate Reduce Drug-Seeking in Rats

octubre del 2010
Reports on two studies that demonstrate the promise of treating addiction with medications that alleviate drug-induced alterations in signaling by the neurotransmitter glutamate.

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Helping Doctors Become First Responders to Substance Abuse

abril del 2010

Describes a toolkit that guides doctors in assessing a patient’s risk of developing an addiction problem, advising patients on the effects of substance abuse, and arranging for referrals.

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