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Volume 21, Number 5

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.

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Volume 21, Number 4

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

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.

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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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Volume 21, Number 3

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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Volume 21, Number 2

Published febrero del 2007.
Reports research findings on mechanisms of drug vulnerability; brain scans that may help clinicians tailor addiction treatment; an animal study on nicotine and the developing brain; brain activation in cocaine craving; and more.

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Bringing the Power of Science to Bear on Drug Abuse and Addiction (Teaching Packets)

Revised enero del 2007.
The fifth in a 5-part series, summarizes the science behind drug abuse and addiction, reviews the harmful consequences of drug use, and poses the question of whether it is worth the risk.

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The Neurobiology of Ecstasy (MDMA) (Teaching Packets)

Revised enero del 2007.
The fourth in a 5-part series, explores the biology behind ecstasy use in the brain and discusses both short- and long-term effects of its use.

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Understanding Drug Abuse and Addiction: What Science Says (Teaching Packets)

Revised enero del 2007.
The third in a 5-part series, reviews the science behind drug abuse and addiction and introduces the topics of prevention and treatment.

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The Neurobiology of Drug Addiction (Teaching Packets)

Revised enero del 2007.
The second in a 5-part series, explores the science behind addiction, describing the brain and reward center, and the action of heroine and cocaine.

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NIDA Notes: The Latest in Drug Abuse Research

Toma el reto nacional sobre el coeficiente intelectual (CI) sobre las drogas