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Intervention Strengthens American Indian Teen Mothers’ Parenting

febrero del 2014

Teen mothers on three American Indian reservations improved on several measures of parenting after participating in Family Spirit, a home-visiting intervention developed with NIDA support. At 12 months postpartum, the women’s children exhibited reduced rates of emotional difficulties predicting later drug abuse and other behavioral problems. Infants at highest risk—those whose mothers had histories of drug abuse—benefited the most.

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Lower Rates of Cigarette and Marijuana Smoking Among Exercising Teens

octubre del 2009

Highlights prevalence rates of cigarette and marijuana smoking among teens who exercise regularly as compared with their less active peers.

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Marijuana Linked With Testicular Cancer

diciembre del 2010
Reports on a study of close to 400 Washington State men that found that those who use marijuana may increase their risk for developing testicular cancer.

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Marijuana Smoking Is Associated With a Spectrum Of Respiratory Disorders

octubre del 2006
Highlights two studies suggesting significant associations between marijuana smoking and respiratory disease.

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Marijuana Use May Promote Nicotine Consumption

abril del 2014

Exposing rats to THC increases the likelihood that the animals will later self-administer nicotine. THC-exposed rats are also willing to work harder to obtain nicotine. When extrapolated to people, the findings suggest that THC’s pharmacological impact on the brain may make a person who uses marijuana more vulnerable to developing nicotine addiction, an underappreciated health consequence of marijuana use.

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NIDA Initiates Pediatrics Symposium on Adolescent Health

abril del 2009

Presents highlights of a symposium sponsored by NIDA in October 2008 to discuss adolescent brain and cognitive development and consider the impact of drug abuse on young people.

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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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Reality Videos Bring NIDA Scientists to Web Site for Teens

abril del 2010
Highlights new video clips on NIDA's Web site for teens that explore the dangers of drug abuse and that address questions from youth and their parents on the topic.

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Self-Control Protects Urban Minority Youths From Drug Use and Depressive Mood

julio del 2014

Interventions that bolster self-control in childhood and early adolescence might shield ethnic and racial minority adolescents and young adults from the burden of both drug use and depressive mood.

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Smoking and Drinking Continue to Decline, But Marijuana Stalls in Latest MTF Survey

octubre del 2009

Highlights trends from a 2008 survey of teenage substance abuse, cigarette smoking and alcohol use and discusses the implications of these changing data.

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