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HIV Treatment Interruption Is Pervasive After Release From Texas Prisons

Marzo del 2011

Describes a study revealing that HIV-infected prisoners in Texas often experience an interruption in treatment following their release and that assistance in filling out paperwork can reduce these interruptions.

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Combination Therapy Most Effective for Helping Smokers Quit

Marzo del 2011

Examines results from a randomized clinical trial which found that treatment with a nicotine patch and nicotine lozenge together produced the greatest benefits in helping people quit smoking and remain abstinent.

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Brain Responds to Marijuana Cues in Familiar Manner

Marzo del 2011
Researchers found that the brain activity that takes place when cues trigger marijuana cravings is similar to the activity that accompanies cravings for other drugs.

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Medication Reduces Rats' Return to Methamphetamine Seeking

julio del 2011

Reports on a new medication strategy under investigated in animal studies that shows promise for preventing relapse to drug abuse.

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Computer-Based Intervention Offers Good Value for Money

julio del 2011

Reports on researchers who demonstrated the economic value of a computer-based treatment as an adjunct to standard addiction therapy.

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Treatment Dropout Linked With Elevated Stress Response

julio del 2011

Summarizes a study to determine whether a stress-related biological marker in saliva can predict how long a drug user will remain in treatment.

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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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Methamphetamine Abuse Undermines Dental Health

julio del 2011
Describes research that sheds light on the correlation between increased dental disease and methamphetamine abuse.

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Nanotechnology Powers Smart Skin Patch

noviembre del 2011

An in vitro test demonstrates the potential of a programmable skin patch that will enable physicians to tailor transdermal medication doses to match patients' fluctuating needs.

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Stimulant Abusers' Regard for Future Improves With Memory Training

diciembre del 2011

Researchers correlate stimulant abusers’ improved performance on a memory training exerc ise with reductions in delay discounting.

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