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Most People Entering Drug Treatment Have Additional Mental Health Problems

noviembre del 2009

Highlights data on the prevalence of people entering substance abuse treatment programs who also reported having at least one co-occurring mental health problem.

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Substance Abuse Among Troops, Veterans, and Their Families

noviembre del 2009

Highlights the need for research to assess and find solutions to a potential rise in substance abuse among service men and women, veterans, and their families.

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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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Abstinent Smokers' Nicotinic Receptors Take More Than a Month to Normalize

octubre del 2009

Describes research revealing that for up to 6 weeks after smokers quit, their brain cells have more nicotine-binding receptors than nonsmokers, which may explain the struggle to quit.

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Low Dopamine Receptor Availability May Promote Cocaine Addiction

abril del 2009

Describes findings from an animal study showing that cocaine lowers availability of dopamine receptors in the basal ganglia, an area of the brain that includes portions of the reward system.

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Research Addresses Needs of Criminal Justice Staff and Offenders

abril del 2009

Highlights a project in which nine research centers collaborate with criminal justice partners to test science-based tools for integrating drug abuse treatment in prisons and probation and parole programs.

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Court Mandates Help Men With Antisocial Personality Disorders Stay in Treatment

abril del 2009

Reports on a study of men with co-occurring substance abuse and antisocial personality disorders and the potential benefit of judicially mandated addiction treatment.

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Nicotine Dependence is Linked With Mental Disorders in Pregnant Women

diciembre del 2008

Reports on a link between mental disorders, including mood, anxiety, or personality disorder and nicotine dependence in pregnancy women.

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New Therapy Reduces Drug Abuse Among Patients With Severe Mental Illness

junio del 2008

Describes a new intervention that enhances recovery prospects for substance abusers whose mental illness complicates the path toward recovery.

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Researchers Report on Progress of NIDA's Southern Africa Initiative

Marzo del 2008
Presents an update on NIDA’s Southern African Initiative, a program that aims to build research capacity and infrastructure in the area of addiction, particularly drug-related HIV transmission.

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