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Percent of Students Reporting Smoking Cigarettes in Past Month, by Grade

Tobacco Addiction (Topics in Brief)

Revised junio del 2012.
Examines the scope of tobacco use in the U.S., what makes it addictive, and potential treatment options for tobacco addiction.

HIV/AIDS and Drug Abuse: Intertwined Epidemics (DrugFacts)

Revised mayo del 2012.
Describes how people who engage in drug use or high-risk behaviors associated with drug use also put themselves at risk for contracting or transmitting HIV/AIDS or other infectious diseases. En Español

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Volume 24, Number 2 (NIDA Notes)

Published abril del 2012.
Reports on innovative research, including new insights into how a cognitive behavioral strategy reduces craving and how benzodiazepines cause addiction; the role of exercise in reducing drug seeking and relapse; the effectiveness of home visits by nurses to low-income first-time mothers, and more.

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Resource Guide: Screening for Drug Use in General Medical Settings

Published abril del 2009. Revised Marzo del 2012.
Provides clinicians serving adult populations in general medical settings with the tools and procedures necessary to conduct screening, brief intervention, and/or treatment referral for patients who may have or be at risk of developing a substance use disorder.

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Principles of Drug Abuse Treatment for Criminal Justice Populations - A Research-Based Guide

Published septiembre del 2006. Revised enero del 2012.
Presents research-based principles of addiction treatment that can inform drug treatment programs and services in the criminal justice setting.

Graph: Percentage of U.S. 12th Grade Students Reporting Past Month Use of Cigarettes and Marijuana, 1975 to 2011

Marijuana (Topics in Brief)

Revised diciembre del 2011.
Provides a brief update on the research on marijuana use, including its health effects, the potential for addiction, treatment, and marijuana in medicine.

After Cannabis, Nonmedical use of the Prescriptions and Over-the-Counter Medications Account for Most of the Commonly Abused Drugs in 12th Graders (in the past year)

Prescription Drug Abuse (Topics in Brief)

Revised diciembre del 2011.
Provides a brief overview of the non-medical use of prescription drugs, examining prevalence, health risks associated with use, treatment options, and research underway on the topic.

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Medications Development at NIDA (Topics in Brief)

Revised noviembre del 2011.
Offers an update on the research strategy underway in the push to develop effective addiction medications, including currently approved drugs, new compounds, and vaccines.

Figure 1. Percent of Students Reporting Past Year Use of Methamphetamine, by Grade8th

Methamphetamine Addiction: Progress, but Need to Remain Vigilant (Topics in Brief)

Published Marzo del 2007. Revised noviembre del 2011.
Declines in Methamphetamine Abuse by Youth

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