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Young Opioid Abusers Benefit From Extended Buprenorphine-Naloxone Treatment

abril del 2010
Reports on a study investigating the benefits of extended opioid maintenance therapy that included drug counseling and 12 weeks of therapy with buprenorphine and naloxone.

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Thoughts of Suicide May Persist Among Nonmedical Prescription Opiate Users

Marzo del 2013

People who use prescription opiates nonmedically are more likely to consider suicide than those who use these medications only appropriately or not at all. A recent NIDA-supported study also disclosed that the risk for suicidal thoughts remains elevated after cessation of use.

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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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Study Finds Withdrawal No Easier With Ultrarapid Opiate Detox

octubre del 2006
Presents findings from a clinical trial comparing ultrarapid, anesthesia-assisted detoxification with detoxification by traditional methods among patients addicted to heroin.

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Some Teens Reporting Nonmedical Use of Prescriptions Develop Disorders

abril del 2010
Reports teen drug abuse based on 2006-2007 data from a national survey on drug use and health and compares differences by gender.

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Scientists Pinpoint Brain's Sweet Tooth

abril del 2007
Reports on research that successfully traced rats’ liking for sweets to a 1-cubic millimeter site in the medial shell of the nucleus accumbens in the brain.

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Reducing Postpartum Drug Use

diciembre del 2008

Highlights a computerized intervention that reduced new mothers' drug abuse in the first 4 months postpartum as reported in a clinical trial of 107 women who abused drugs.

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Reduced Longevity Among Male Heroin Abusers, 1962-1997

junio del 2008

Reviews the changing lifespan of heroin abusers as compared with that of the general U.S. population based on 1962-1997 data.

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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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Patch Delivers Buprenorphine for Heroin Detox

noviembre del 2009

Describes research on the effectiveness of a buprenorphine patch to alleviate opioid withdrawal symptoms of newly abstinent heroin abusers.

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