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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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Behavioral Problems Related to Maternal Smoking During Pregnancy Manifest Early in Childhood

junio del 2008

Describes research providing evidence that maternal smoking during pregnancy contributes to behavioral conduct disorders among toddlers, school-age children, and teens.

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Morphine-Induced Immunosuppression, From Brain to Spleen

junio del 2008

Reports on scientists who pinpointed the biochemical trigger from morphine that sets off a chain reaction that inhibits an immune cell that is key in fighting viruses and cancer.

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Animal Studies Elaborate Toluene's Effects

junio del 2008

Reports on evidence that toluene abuse can harm the nervous system and body, although scientists know relatively little about its specific actions.

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Morphine Speeds AIDS Onset in Monkeys

junio del 2008

Highlights the work of investigators who discovered key ways in which morphine may accelerate the progression of AIDS in animal studies.

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Neuroscience Blueprint Promotes Efficiency, Synergy

junio del 2008

Describes a knowledge- and resource-sharing system for NIH-funded neuroscientists to access to data, advanced research tools, and technical assistance.

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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 Develop a New Tracer for Cannabinoid Receptor

Marzo del 2008
Describes a new chemical tracer that binds specifically to cannabinoid receptors making it potentially useful in future research to clarify the relationship between the receptors and drug abuse.

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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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