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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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Brain Changes Accompany Cocaine Withdrawal

febrero del 2007
Summarizes an animal study of the neural changes in the amygdala portion of the brain that occur as a result of cocaine exposure followed by withdrawal of the drug.

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Cocaine Craving Activates Brain Reward Structures; Cocaine "High" Dampens Them

febrero del 2007
Reports on a study that documenting changing emotional and neurobiological responses to cocaine with successive doses during a single session of drug taking.

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GHB Intoxication Reports Decline in California

febrero del 2007
Highlights statistics on the number of reports of gamma-hydroxybutyrate (GHB) use intoxication in California from 1999 to 2003.

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Journal Highlights Opportunities in Hispanic Drug Abuse Research

febrero del 2007
Reviews a journal supplement that compiles information on drug abuse research in the Hispanic population.

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High School Seniors Steadily Increase Nonmedical Use of Sedatives Over 15 years

octubre del 2006

Highlights data from an annual national survey of youth showing a pattern of rising nonmedical use of sedatives among high school seniors.

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NIDA's National Advisory Council Welcomes New Members

octubre del 2006
Introduces four new members to NIDA’s National Advisory Council on Drug Abuse, including Drs. Warren K. Bickel, Ellie E. Schoenbaum, and Marina E. Wolf, and Ms. Janet Wood.

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Low-Cost Incentives Improve Outcomes in Stimulant Abuse Treatment

octubre del 2006
Reports on a study investigating the use of incentives in the form of prizes to motivate outpatients to stay in behavioral therapy and remain drug free.

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First-time Patients Opt for Office-Based Buprenorphine

octubre del 2006
Presents highlights of a study suggesting that compared with methadone, office-based buprenorphine treatment attracts individuals who have less extensive addiction histories.

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