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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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Ethnicity Influences Early Smoking and Progression to Drug Abuse

octubre del 2006
Summarizes findings from a 10-year study that monitored smoking and progress to other drugs among youth that found ethnicity to be an influential factor.

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Walk the Line Is Among 10th Annual PRISM Awardees

octubre del 2006
Announces the winners of the 10th Annual PRISM Awards, including Walk the Line, a film portraying the life of singer Johnny Cash and his battle with drug addiction.

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Steroid Abuse Is a High-Risk Route to the Finish Line

octubre del 2006

Highlights research on the effects of steroid use on the brain and the rest of the body, and stresses the need to educate young people about the serious health risks associated with its use.

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Study Finds Withdrawal No Easier With Ultrarapid Opiate Detox

octubre del 2006
Presents findings from a clinical trial comparing ultrarapid, anesthesia-assisted detoxification with detoxification by traditional methods among patients addicted to heroin.

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Stress Response May Underlie African- Americans' Reduced Pain Tolerance

octubre del 2006

Summarizes research suggesting a physiological difference as the explanation for African-Americans' reported low tolerance for pain.

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Brain Mechanism Turns Off Cocaine-Related Memory in Rats

octubre del 2006
Describes a series of experiments that have added to evidence that a brain enzyme controls key memory processes that link drug experiences, the surroundings in which they take place, and the urge to repeat them.

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