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Workgroup Keeps NIDA on the Cutting Edge of Brain Science

diciembre del 2010

Reports on the objectives and activities of the Neuroscience Consortium and their impact on Institute drug abuse research programs and initiatives.

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Study Supports Methadone Maintenance in Therapeutic Communities

diciembre del 2010

Describes a study that examined the effectiveness of combining two therapies for drug abuse addiction: methadone treatment and therapeutic communities, two approaches that are rarely combined.

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Program Enhances Physician Knowledge on Substance Abuse

diciembre del 2010
Reports on an evaluation of the Chief Resident Immersion Training (CRIT) program to assess its effectiveness in improving knowledge, confidence, and preparedness to diagnose, manage, and teach about substance abuse.

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Detoxification Services and Pharmacotherapies Lacking in Nation's Jails and Prisons

diciembre del 2010

Reports findings from a survey that revealed that although substance abuse is prevalent in jails and prisons, many correctional facilities do not offer detoxification services or therapies to aid in maintaining abstinence.

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Substance Abuse Evaluated Among Women With Children

diciembre del 2010
Discusses rates of substance use or abuse among mothers with at-home children and the factors that may contribute to the abuse.

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Brain Adaptation May Dampen Effects of Cocaine

octubre del 2010
Reports evidence that a cocaine-induced change in the structure of brain cells represents an adaptive response that may limit the drug’s impact.

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Neuroimaging Challenges Common Assumption of Public Service Messaging

octubre del 2010
Describes a study of smokers' brain function while they watched antismoking PSAs and findings suggesting that calmer ads may be more effective.

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French Government Honors Dr. Volkow

octubre del 2010
Announces the 2009 International Prize, awarded by the French Institute of Health and Medical Research, to NIDA Director Dr. Nora D. Volkow.

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Lower Levels of Dopamine-Regulating Receptors Among Novelty Seekers

octubre del 2010

Describes research results reporting that people who favor novelty have lower-than-average availability of a receptor that inhibits dopamine's release from neurons, which likely stimulates the activity of reward circuits.

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Crack Cocaine Promotes Progression of HIV Infection to AIDS

octubre del 2010
Reports on two studies showing a high prevalence of HIV infection and more rapid progression to disability and death among drug abusers.

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