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Walk the Line Is Among 10th Annual PRISM Awardees

octubre del 2006
Announces the winners of the 10th Annual PRISM Awards, including Walk the Line, a film portraying the life of singer Johnny Cash and his battle with drug addiction.

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Ethnicity Influences Early Smoking and Progression to Drug Abuse

octubre del 2006
Summarizes findings from a 10-year study that monitored smoking and progress to other drugs among youth that found ethnicity to be an influential factor.

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Steroid Abuse Is a High-Risk Route to the Finish Line

octubre del 2006

Highlights research on the effects of steroid use on the brain and the rest of the body, and stresses the need to educate young people about the serious health risks associated with its use.

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Study Finds Withdrawal No Easier With Ultrarapid Opiate Detox

octubre del 2006
Presents findings from a clinical trial comparing ultrarapid, anesthesia-assisted detoxification with detoxification by traditional methods among patients addicted to heroin.

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Brain Mechanism Turns Off Cocaine-Related Memory in Rats

octubre del 2006
Describes a series of experiments that have added to evidence that a brain enzyme controls key memory processes that link drug experiences, the surroundings in which they take place, and the urge to repeat them.

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Stress Response May Underlie African- Americans' Reduced Pain Tolerance

octubre del 2006

Summarizes research suggesting a physiological difference as the explanation for African-Americans' reported low tolerance for pain.

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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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