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A Genetic Nexus of Obesity and Smoking

octubre del 2014

Research shows that some gene variants that influence body mass index also shape smoking behaviors.

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Abstinent Patients Continue to Show Benefits of Treatment

abril del 2007
Reports on data that reviewing the benefits of addiction treatment among abstinent men as compared with those who continued to abuse cocaine.

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Abstinent Smokers' Nicotinic Receptors Take More Than a Month to Normalize

octubre del 2009

Describes research revealing that for up to 6 weeks after smokers quit, their brain cells have more nicotine-binding receptors than nonsmokers, which may explain the struggle to quit.

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Addiction and Co-Occurring Mental Disorders

febrero del 2007

Presents an overview of the research underway to investigate medication and behavioral therapies for co-occurring disorders.

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Addiction Science Award Winners Announced

diciembre del 2010
Announces the 2010 high school student recipients of the Addiction Science Awards and describes their winning addiction-focused projects.

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Adolescent Cigarette Smoking Holds at Lowest Recorded Levels

octubre del 2010

Discusses 2009 prevalence rates of cigarette, alcohol, prescription drug, and illicit drug use among adolescents and discusses trends in use over time.

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Adolescent Cigarette, Alcohol Use Declines as Marijuana Use Rises

febrero del 2013

Fewer teens are using cigarettes, alcohol, and most illicit drugs, according to NIDA’s latest Monitoring the Future study. Troubling  trends persist in marijuana use, however, and nonmedical prescription drug use remains a concern.

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Adolescent Inhalant Use Is Stable Overall, but Rising Among Girls

octubre del 2007

Reports patterns and trends in inhalant use among adolescents based on an analysis of data from a 2002-2005 national survey on drug use and health.

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Adolescent Rats Self-Administer More Nicotine Than Adults

abril del 2009

Highlights an animal study involving the self-administration of nicotine among adolescent and adult rats to gain understanding of their potential vulnerability to the substance.

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Adolescent Smoking and Drinking at Historic Lows

julio del 2012
Rates of adolescent cigarette smoking and alcohol drinking stood at historic lows in 2011, but marijuana use trended upward, according to the Monitoring the Future (MTF) survey.

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