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Manic Mice Show Heightened Sensitivity to Rewards

octubre del 2009

Reports on an animal study suggesting that the manic stage of bipolar disorder promotes signs of drug abuse vulnerability by enhancing sensitivity to rewards, both natural and drug-related.

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Multidimensional Family Therapy for Adolescent Drug Abuse Offers Broad, Lasting Benefits

diciembre del 2010

Describes findings from two randomized clinical trials showing that treatment with multidimensional family therapy resulted in fewer drug-related problems than treatment with cognitive behavior therapy.

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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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Peers Increase Teen Driving Risk via Heightened Reward Activity

Marzo del 2012
Adolescent, but not adult, drivers are more likely to take risks when peers are watching, a new study suggests.

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Prevention Program Reduces Later Risky Sexual Behaviors

Marzo del 2011
Reports on a school-based drug abuse prevention program showing that teens who participate in the program are less likely than their peers to engage in risky sexual behavior as young adults.

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Program Reduces Girls' Delinquent Behavior

octubre del 2009

Reports on a study involving adolescent girls who were treated for delinquent behaviors in a well-supervised family setting, referred to as Multidimensional Treatment Foster Care.

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Substance Abuse and Sexual Risk Show Town-Gown Divide

diciembre del 2009

Compares data on substance abuse and sexual risk among college students and their peers who do not attend college.

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Uneven Regional Brain Development Contributes to Adolescent Risk-Taking

abril del 2007

Reports on the work of scientists who have linked impulsiveness and risk-taking among adolescents to immaturity of the brain region called the orbitofrontal cortex.

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