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Behavioral Response to Novelty Foreshadows Neurological Response to Cocaine

febrero del 2007
Describes evidence supporting the view that developmental differences in brain systems that use the neurotransmitter dopamine underlie age differences in susceptibility to drug abuse.

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Nicotine Alters the Developing Rat Brain

febrero del 2007
Describes animal studies that suggested exposure to the drug during gestation or adolescence may cause lasting alterations in reward and motivation circuits.

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Medical Care During Addiction Treatment Reduces Hospital Use

febrero del 2007
Reports on an analysis comparing three types of addiction treatment programs: methadone maintenance programs, long-term residential programs, and nonmethadone programs.

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Cocaine Abusers' Pretreatment Cue Responses Predict Recovery Success

febrero del 2007
Reports on the work of researchers who used brain images to correlate cocaine-addicted patients' regional brain responses to drug cues with their outcomes in subsequent treatment.

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How Drug Abuse Affects the Brain and Alters Behavior Are Key Questions Driving Division's Work

febrero del 2007
Discusses the work of NIDA’s Division of Basic Neuroscience and Behavioral Research, the Institute’s locus for studies into the fundamental brain mechanisms underlying drug abuse and addiction.

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Videos Help Treat Deaf People

febrero del 2007
Reviews a training DVD that presents dialectical behavior therapy skills being taught by deaf clinicians to deaf consumers as an approach to improve deaf people's access to behavioral health care.

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Marijuana Smoking Is Associated With a Spectrum Of Respiratory Disorders

octubre del 2006
Highlights two studies suggesting significant associations between marijuana smoking and respiratory disease.

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NIDA Launches Criminal Justice Publication in Chicago

octubre del 2006

Highlights a publication that outlines 13 research-based principles of successful treatment of drug abusers in the criminal justice system.

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Buprenorphine Plus Behavioral Therapy Is Effective For Adolescents With Opioid Addiction

octubre del 2006
Reports on a study of adolescents addicted to opioids who responded better to buprenorphine than clonidine in a clinical trial in which all patients also received behavioral therapy.

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Methylphenidate for Comorbid Cocaine Abuse, ADHD

octubre del 2006
Describes an inpatient study investigating the effectiveness of sustained-release methylphenidate as a treatment for cocaine-addiction patients with ADHD.

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