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Cover, NIDA's Science of Addiction booklet

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.

Proportion of AIDS cases among adults and adolescents by transmission category graph

Linked Epidemics: Drug Abuse and HIV/AIDS (Topics in Brief)

Impresa en octubre del 2005.
Examines the link between HIV/AIDS and drug abuse and the research underway to treat drug abuse, a potential prevention method for HIV/AIDS.

Buprenorphine: Treatment for Opiate Addiction Right in the Doctor's Office (Topics in Brief)

Actualizada en agosto del 2006.
Provides an update on buprenorphine, an effective treatment for opioid addiction, explaining how it helps patients quite opioid addiction and the efforts underway to engage community treatment providers.

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Drugs, Brains, and Behavior: The Science of Addiction (Topics in Brief)

Actualizada en enero del 2007.
Provides an overview of the science behind drug abuse and addiction, discussing why certain people are more likely to become addicted, how drugs work in the brain, and how addiction can be successfully treated.

Addiction is a Developmental Disease graph

Drug Abuse Prevention (Topics in Brief)

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

A Functional Variation in the COMT Gene Modulates the Effect of Adolescent Cannabis Use on the Risk of Adult Psychosis graph

Comorbid Drug Abuse and Mental Illness (Topics in Brief)

Actualizada en 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.

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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.

Genetic variation in COMT influences the harmful effects of abused drugs graph

Genetics of Addiction (Topics in Brief)

Actualizada en 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.

Imaging studies show that smoking tobacco affects the whole body image

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.

Lifetime Cigarette Use: total: 85.80%, Aged 26 or older 84.10, Aged 18 to 25 92.20, Aged 12 to 17 84.90. Past Month Cigarette Use: total: 38.80%, Aged 26 or older 29.30, Aged 18 to 25 66.90, Aged 12 to 17 52.80.

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.

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