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Medications That Normalize Brain Glutamate Reduce Drug-Seeking in Rats

octubre del 2010

Reports on two studies that demonstrate the promise of treating addiction with medications that alleviate drug-induced alterations in signaling by the neurotransmitter glutamate.

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Peer Interaction Enhances Adolescent Rats' Drug Reward

abril del 2010
Describes an animal study reporting that peer interaction enhances adolescent rats’ drug reward and discusses the impact of these findings to future research on drug reward in social context.

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How-To Guides Provide Tips for Publishing Addiction-Related Articles

abril del 2010
Describes a book and online tutorial for young investigators of addiction science that provides tips for publishing their studies in scholarly journals.

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Vouchers Boost Smoking Abstinence During Pregnancy

abril del 2010
Describes a voucher-based reinforcement therapy trial with pregnant smokers to determine its effectiveness in enhancing abstinence rates.

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Workgroup Directs Search for Genes That Influence Addiction

abril del 2010

Highlights NIDA’s research portfolio to identify the genes and genetic processes responsible for a person’s vulnerability to drug abuse.

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Stroop Test Identifies Patients at Risk for Treatment Dropout

abril del 2010
Reports on a study of cocaine abusers revealing that the Stroop test may predict which cocaine abusers are likely to drop out of therapy.

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James A. Inciardi (1939-2009)

abril del 2010
Remembers Dr. James A. Inciardi, founder and co-director of the Center for Drug and Alcohol Studies and professor at the University of Delaware, who died on November 23, 2009.

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Young Opioid Abusers Benefit From Extended Buprenorphine-Naloxone Treatment

abril del 2010
Reports on a study investigating the benefits of extended opioid maintenance therapy that included drug counseling and 12 weeks of therapy with buprenorphine and naloxone.

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Injection Drug Users Acquire Hepatitis C Infection Later in Developed Countries

abril del 2010
Reports trends in onset of injection drug use to infection with hepatitis C virus in developed countries and notes the influence of prevention efforts.

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Attention to Bipolar Disorder Strengthens Substance Abuse Treatment

abril del 2010

Describes a study of participants who had both substance abuse and bipolar disorder to investigate the potential benefits of integrated group therapy for this population.

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