Marzo del 2011
Reports 2010 rates of cigarette smoking among eighth girls, providing historical data and racial and ethnic differences.
diciembre del 2010
Reviews research indicating that both parental influence and certain genes interact to influence nicotine addiction and that parental monitoring may play a role in reducing risk.
diciembre del 2010 Announces the 2010 high school student recipients of the Addiction Science Awards and describes their winning addiction-focused projects.
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.
abril del 2010 Describes a voucher-based reinforcement therapy trial with pregnant smokers to determine its effectiveness in enhancing abstinence rates.
abril del 2010 Describes an animal study reporting that peer interaction enhances adolescent rats’ drug reward and discusses the impact of these findings to future research on drug reward in social context.
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.
diciembre del 2009
Reports study results suggesting that genes for several acetylcholine receptor proteins influence early smoking responses and the likelihood of nicotine dependence.
Compares data on substance abuse and sexual risk among college students and their peers who do not attend college.
noviembre del 2009
Highlights findings from a study showing that nicotine triggers a surge in levels of the neurotransmitter dopamine in the brain's main reward area for cigarette smokers.