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Substance Abuse Among Troops, Veterans, and Their Families

noviembre del 2009

Highlights the need for research to assess and find solutions to a potential rise in substance abuse among service men and women, veterans, and their families.

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NIDA's 35th Anniversary: Science Focused on Solutions

diciembre del 2009

Commemorates NIDA’s 35th anniversary and highlights some of the major accomplishments since the Institute’s inception in 1974.

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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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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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Incentives Promote Abstinence

diciembre del 2010

Explores research findings on the value of motivational incentives to promote and reinforce abstinence from substances of abuse and encourage healthy behaviors.

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Physical Activity May Prevent Substance Abuse

Marzo del 2011

Considers the potential role of physical activity on substance abuse prevention and describes some of the research that has been conducted on this emerging area of addiction science.

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NIDA's Funding Priorities To Remain Constant

julio del 2011

Reports on NIDA’s research priorities—drug abuse and addiction prevention, treatment, and HIV/AIDS—which will remain consistent during these challenging budget times.

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NIDA's Drug Abuse Research Advances Science as a Whole

noviembre del 2011

NIDA Director Dr. Nora D. Volkow summarizes instances where discoveries with broad implications for human health arose from scientists seeking answers to addiction problems.

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Substance Abuse Among Older Adults

diciembre del 2011

Understanding and responding to drug abuse among America’s aging population becomes more urgent as a growing percentage of baby boomers enter the over-50 age bracket.

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Research Focuses on Groups With High Smoking Rates

abril del 2012
Dr. Volkow discusses NIDA’s efforts to develop effective antismoking treatments for populations with persistently high rates of smoking, such as people with psychiatric disorders, high school dropouts, and Native Americans.

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