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Combination Treatment Extends Marijuana Abstinence

Marzo del 2008
Describes research investigating the use of a treatment that combines vouchers and cognitive behavioral therapy as compared with the use of either treatment alone for marijuana abuse.

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Long-Term Cocaine Abuse Linked With Impaired Heart Function

Marzo del 2008
Summarizes research on the effects of long-term regular cocaine abuse on the cardiovascular system in African Americans.

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Chromosome 17 Harbors Opioid Dependence Genes

Marzo del 2008

Describes the work of researchers who have found a statistical link between one region on chromosome 17 and an increased risk of opioid dependence.

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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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Chronic Cocaine Abusers Have Occult Insomnia in Early Abstinence

Marzo del 2008
Reports on research of chronic cocaine abusers who may feel they are sleeping better during early abstinence revealed that the opposite may be true.

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Intervention Improves Employment Outlook For Methadone Patients

junio del 2008

Describes a study of unemployed methadone patients and the use of assertive outreach and motivational techniques to improve the patients’ employment outlook.

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Social Neuroscience Meeting Aims To Improve Prevention, Treatment

junio del 2008

Presents highlights of a meeting of scientists and clinicians to review research results from the field of social neuroscience, the study of how neurobiology and the social environment interact.

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Reduced Longevity Among Male Heroin Abusers, 1962-1997

junio del 2008

Reviews the changing lifespan of heroin abusers as compared with that of the general U.S. population based on 1962-1997 data.

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New Technique Links 89 Genes to Drug Dependence

septiembre del 2008

Presents research findings linking 89 genes to drug abuse and dependence, found using genome-wide association studies, a new technique for identifying genes.

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Lofexidine May Enhance Naltrexone Efficacy

diciembre del 2008

Highlights results from a pilot study suggesting that lofexidine, an anti-hypertensive medication, can enhance success rates among patients taking maintenance naltrexone to avoid opioid relapse.

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