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NIDA Investigator Receives 2006 Waletzky Memorial Award

abril del 2007
Announces the recipient of a 2006 award for innovation in research on drug addiction and alcoholism, Dr. Yavin Shaham, and describes his research which focused on the stress-induced drug use relapse.

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Latest Information on MDMA/Ecstasy, Steroids, and HIV/AIDS Is Available on NIDA's Web Site

abril del 2007

Announces updates to research reports on MDMA/ecstasy and steroids and a new report on HIV/AIDS that provide the latest available information on drugs and drug-related topics.

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Abstinent Patients Continue to Show Benefits of Treatment

abril del 2007
Reports on data that reviewing the benefits of addiction treatment among abstinent men as compared with those who continued to abuse cocaine.

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Antipsychotic Drug Prevents Morphine Tolerance in Mice

abril del 2007
Summarizes animal studies indicating that an antipsychotic drug, trifluoperazine, prevents morphine tolerance in mice.

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Depot Naltrexone Appears Safe and Effective for Heroin Addiction

abril del 2007
Presents results of a pilot study to investigate the safety and efficacy of a new long-lasting injectable formulation of naltrexone to treat of heroin addiction in an outpatient setting.

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Addiction and Co-Occurring Mental Disorders

febrero del 2007

Presents an overview of the research underway to investigate medication and behavioral therapies for co-occurring disorders.

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Studies Focus on Acculturation and Hispanic Youth

febrero del 2007
Summarizes a study that analyzes factors associated with the risk of drug addiction among 19- to 21-year-old Hispanic women born in the United States as compared with immigrants.

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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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