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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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Brief Intervention Helps Adolescents Curb Substance Use

enero del 2013

NIDA-funded researchers have gathered evidence that brief interventions can help adolescents move away from drug use. In a clinical trial, middle and high school students markedly reduced their substance use following two 60-minute sessions that combined motivational interviewing and cognitive behavioral therapy.

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Buprenorphine During Pregnancy Reduces Neonate Distress

julio del 2012

Sublingual buprenorphine is a safe and effective alternative to methadone for treating opioid dependence during pregnancy, finds the Maternal Opioid Treatment: Human Experimental Research (MOTHER) study, a NIDA-supported clinical trial. Women who received either medication had similar pregnancy and birth outcomes, but infants born to women who received buprenorphine had milder symptoms of neonatal opioid withdrawal.

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Bupropion Reduces Meth's Subjective Effects and Cue-Induced Craving

Marzo del 2008

Describes a study investigating the use of the antidepressant bupropion as a potential therapy for methamphetamine addiction.

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California Reaped Large Savings by Diverting Drug-Using Offenders Into Treatment

febrero del 2014

California’s Proposition 36, which allows qualified drug offenders to enter substance use treatment rather than go to jail or prison, saved the state close to $100 million in its first year.

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Cocaine Vaccine Helps Some Reduce Drug Abuse

diciembre del 2010

Reports on the results of a clinical trial that tested the effectiveness of a cocaine vaccine designed as a therapy for cocaine abuse and plans underway for a new study of 300 patients to confirm these results.

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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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Combined Treatments Improve Dual Abstinence

octubre del 2009

Reports on a study investigating the effectiveness of a combined therapy of disulfiram and naltrexone for people who abuse cocaine and alcohol.

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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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Computer-Based Interventions Promote Drug Abstinence

noviembre del 2009

Discusses the work of researchers who have begun to harness the potential of computers to reinforce and expand upon the well-established benefits of recovery therapy delivered by a counselor.

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