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National Institute on Drug Abuse (Topics in Brief)

Impresa en febrero del 2005.
Describes the mission of NIDA, the Federal focal point for research on drug abuse and addiction, and outlines its research priorities and significant scientific accomplishments.


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

Actualizada en 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.


Prenatal Exposure to Drugs of Abuse (Topics in Brief)

Impresa en abril del 2009. Actualizada en mayo del 2011.
Offers a research update on pregnancy and drug abuse, exploring potential adverse effects on fetal development and promising treatments for pregnant women.


Prescription Drug Abuse (Topics in Brief)

Actualizada en 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.


Smokeless Tobacco (Topics in Brief)

Impresa en diciembre del 2009.
Provides a brief research update on smokeless tobacco, examining its addiction potential, health consequences, its link with cigarette smoking, and cessation treatments.


Substance Abuse among the Military, Veterans, and their Families (Topics in Brief)

Actualizada en abril del 2011.
Explores the scope of substance abuse among the military, veterans, and their families, and discusses the research underway to better understand their issues and identify solutions.


Tobacco Addiction (Topics in Brief)

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


Tobacco and Nicotine Research (Topics in Brief)

Actualizada en agosto del 2008.
Provides an update on the scientific information on nicotine and tobacco, including basic research on their biological effects, the scope of use, prenatal exposure, and treatment.


Treating Offenders with Drug Problems: Integrating Public Health and Public Safety (Topics in Brief)

Actualizada en mayo del 2011.
Examines the extent of drug abuse among people within the criminal justice system and the continuum of treatment necessary to decrease future drug abuse as well as criminal behavior.