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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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Cocaine Can Mobilize Stored Dopamine

marzo del 2008

Describes a study showing that cocaine, which increases dopamine levels, also can tap into an intracellular dopamine reserve pool.

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Chronic Cocaine Abusers Have Occult Insomnia in Early Abstinence

marzo del 2008
Reports on research of chronic cocaine abusers who may feel they are sleeping better during early abstinence revealed that the opposite may be true.

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HIV Patients Show Better Immune Recovery With Early Initiation of HAART

marzo del 2008
Presents evidence that among men and women with HIV, those who received early initiation of HAART therapy, those with higher CD4+ levels, achieved better immune 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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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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Scientific Society Honors Dr. Kenner Rice's Research

marzo del 2008
Announces the 2007 Smissman Award from the American Chemical Society to Dr. Kenner Rice, NIDA, for significant contributions to fundamental knowledge in medicinal chemistry.

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