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Among High School Seniors, Driving After Marijuana Use Surpasses Drunk Driving

julio del 2014

Within the 2 weeks prior to responding to a nationwide survey, 28 percent of high school seniors were in a vehicle whose driver had been using marijuana or another illicit drug, or had drunk 5 or more alcoholic drinks.

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Among Young Attendees at STD Clinics, Substance Abusers Report More Risky Sexual Behavior

octubre del 2007

Highlights data on the risky sexual behaviors of patients at a sexually transmitted disease clinic who had a substance abuse disorder as compared to those without a substance abuse disorder.

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Deadline Approaching: U.S.-Mexico Drug Abuse Prevention Research Fellowship

febrero del 2013

Researchers interested in applying for the NIDA U.S.-Mexico Drug Abuse Prevention Research Fellowship need to submit application materials by April 1, 2013. 

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Drugs Contribute to High Rates of Sexually Transmitted Diseases Among Juvenile Offenders

julio del 2011

Describe a study of newly arrested youths where researchers found correlations between the youths' prevalence of these sexually transmitted diseases and their cocaine and marijuana use.

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High School Seniors Report Alcohol- or Drug-Impaired Driving Experiences

abril del 2009

Examines the incidence of high school seniors’ alcohol- or drug-related driving experiences based on 2001 through 2006 data.

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High, Persistent Rates of Risky Sexual Behaviors in Delinquent Youth

octubre del 2010
Reports study findings that show young people who have gotten into trouble with the criminal justice system report high rates of sexual behaviors that increase risk of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections.

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Intensive Interventions Reduce Risky Sexual Behaviors

julio del 2011
Discusses research that compares multiple sessions of motivational and behavioral training with that of a single intervention among male and female substance abusers to reduce high-risk sexual behaviors.

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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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Journal Highlights Global Nexus of Drug Abuse and HIV/AIDS

octubre del 2007
Reviews a journal supplement that compiles studies on drug-related HIV transmission, with a focus on injection drug use, in 16 different localities across the globe.

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Latest Information on MDMA/Ecstasy, Steroids, and HIV/AIDS Is Available on NIDA's Web Site

abril del 2007

Announces updates to research reports on MDMA/ecstasy and steroids and a new report on HIV/AIDS that provide the latest available information on drugs and drug-related topics.

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