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Drug Abuse Prevention (Topics in Brief)

Revised Marzo del 2007.
Describes the research underway to better understand and tailor prevention efforts for drug abuse and addiction.

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Volume 21, Number 3 (NIDA Notes)

Published abril del 2007.
Reports research findings on smoking cessation interventions; a vaccine for nicotine use that may reduce fetal exposure; therapeutic approaches for heroin addiction; brain development and adolescent risk-taking; and more.

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Grades 6-9 (Brain Power)

Published junio del 2007.
Offers an interactive science education program for students in grades 6–9 about the brain and the effects of drugs on the body. Includes six modules, a teacher’s guide, a parent newsletter, and a CD-Rom.

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Community Monitoring Systems: Tracking and Improving the Well-Being of America's Children and Adolescents

Published septiembre del 2007.
Describes community systems that monitor the well-being of children and adolescents and lists recommendations that define the next steps for creating and mentoring effective community monitoring systems.

Comorbid Drug Abuse and Mental Illness (Topics in Brief)

Revised octubre del 2007.
Provides a research update on comorbid drug abuse and mental illness, exploring why they commonly occur, how common they are, and how they can be diagnosed and treated.

NIDA's Blending Initiative: Accelerating Research-Based Treatments into Practice (Topics in Brief)

Revised octubre del 2007.
Describes an initiative to bridge the gap between drug abuse and addiction research and practice that includes a clinical trials network, conferences, blending teams, and partnerships.

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Volume 21, Number 4 (NIDA Notes)

Published octubre del 2007.
Reports research findings on neuropeptides as catalysts for drug seeking; a potential therapeutic in opiate and nicotine addiction; gene regulation in chronic cocaine abuse; brain changes resulting from anabolic steroid use among adolescent females, and more.

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Volume 21, Number 5 (NIDA Notes)

Published Marzo del 2008.
Reports research findings on combination treatments for marijuana abuse; the link between alcohol abuse and prescription drug abuse; genetic findings in opioid dependence; insomnia among cocaine abusers; and more.

Genetics of Addiction (Topics in Brief)

Revised abril del 2008.
Explores the research advances regarding genetics and addiction, discusses the potential role of the environment in the disease, and the promise of personalized medicine.

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Volume 21, Number 6 (NIDA Notes)

Published junio del 2008.
Reports research findings on a new therapy for substance abusers who also have a mental illness; prenatal smoking and behavioral problems in children; the impact of morphine on the immune system; animal studies on cocaine and toluene abuse, and more.

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