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Uneven Regional Brain Development Contributes to Adolescent Risk-Taking

abril del 2007

Reports on the work of scientists who have linked impulsiveness and risk-taking among adolescents to immaturity of the brain region called the orbitofrontal cortex.

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Incentives Reduce Stimulant Abuse During Methadone Maintenance

abril del 2007

Summarizes a study on the use of incentives to encourage abstinence among methadone maintenance patients in outpatient programs.

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Serotonin System May Have Potential as a Target for Cocaine Medications

abril del 2007
Describes investigations to advance the development of potential drug abuse relapse prevention agents by targeting specific receptors of the neurochemical serotonin.

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Genes and Smoking

abril del 2007

Reports on the research underway to identify gene variations associated with nicotine addiction and the interaction of genetic makeup, experiences, and surroundings to addiction.

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Vaccine May Reduce Fetal Exposure to Nicotine

abril del 2007
Describes research on a vaccine developed to facilitate smoking cessation by blocking nicotine penetration into the brain.

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Naltrexone-Nicotine Patch Combination Shows Promise

abril del 2007
Reports findings from a clinical trial investigating the effectiveness of naltrexone as a supplement to nicotine replacement therapy for smoking cessation.

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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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Cocaine Abusers' Pretreatment Cue Responses Predict Recovery Success

febrero del 2007
Reports on the work of researchers who used brain images to correlate cocaine-addicted patients' regional brain responses to drug cues with their outcomes in subsequent treatment.

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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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