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Epidemiology

In Nationwide Survey, More Students Use Marijuana, Fewer Use Other Drugs

Almost one-third (32 percent) of the roughly 42,000 Monitoring the Future survey respondents reported having used marijuana during their lifetime. However, abuse of many other drugs—methamphetamine, heroin, cocaine, and some prescription medications—declined.

Basic Science

Methamphetamine Alters Brain Structures, Impairs Mental Flexibility

Methamphetamine alters brain structures involved in decision-making and impairs the ability to suppress habitual behaviors that have become useless or counterproductive. The two effects were correlated, indicating that the structural change underlies the decline in mental flexibility.

Prevention

Intervention Strengthens American Indian Teen Mothers’ Parenting

Teen mothers on three American Indian reservations improved on several measures of parenting after participating in Family Spirit, a home-visiting intervention developed with NIDA support. At 12 months postpartum, the women’s children exhibited reduced rates of emotional difficulties predicting later drug abuse and other behavioral problems. Infants at highest risk—those whose mothers had histories of drug abuse—benefited the most.

Basic Science

Stress-Induced Enzyme Compounds Methamphetamine Neurotoxicity

Ketoprofen, an anti-inflammatory agent commonly prescribed to treat arthritis, reduces neuronal damage in rats that have been exposed to chronic stress and methamphetamine. If this finding of a recent NIDA-supported study extrapolates to humans, anti-inflammatory medications may gain a place in the treatment of methamphetamine addiction.

NIDA @ Work

Dr. Marilyn Huestis Q & A: Matching Drug Effects to Drug Concentrations

Dr. Marilyn Huestis of NIDA’s Intramural Research Program talks about conducting research on drug effects with human subjects, developing tests to help law enforcement identify drugged drivers, and an assay to help identify children whose prenatal exposure to anti-HIV drugs may put them at risk for adverse developmental outcomes.

Prevention

Prenatal Methamphetamine Exposure Linked With Problems

Study findings indicate that children exposed to methamphetamine prenatally show more signs of increased emotionality, anxiety, and depression than nonexposed children at ages 3 and 5 years.

Bulletin Board

NIDA Announces Avant-Garde Medication Development Awards

Dr. Thomas Kosten of Baylor College of Medicine and Dr. Peter Burkhard of the University of Connecticut are the recipients of NIDA’s 2011 Avant-Garde Awards for Innovative Medication Development Research. Dr. Kosten is developing a vaccine against methamphetamine abuse and Dr. Burkhard is developing a vaccine to counter nicotine addiction.
Basic Science

Marker for Neuronal Damage Resolves a Year after Methamphetamine

New results extend previous findings that some methamphetamine-induced neuronal damage resolves after a year of abstinence.

Treatment

Medication Reduces Rats' Return to Methamphetamine Seeking

Reports on a new medication strategy under investigated in animal studies that shows promise for preventing relapse to drug abuse.

Treatment

Methamphetamine Abuse Undermines Dental Health

Describes research that sheds light on the correlation between increased dental disease and methamphetamine abuse.
Epidemiology

Drug Abuse at Highest Level in Nearly a Decade

Reports on 2009 data indicating a rise in drug abuse in the United States and the factors that may have contributed to this increase.

Basic Science

Crack Cocaine Promotes Progression of HIV Infection to AIDS

Reports on two studies showing a high prevalence of HIV infection and more rapid progression to disability and death among drug abusers.
Director's Perspective

New Tools and Strategies to Bolster Behavioral Therapy

Reports on research investigating whether certain medications might strengthen patients' understanding and memory retention.

Basic Science

Methamphetamine Turns Helper Cells Into Destroyers

Describes research providing evidence that chronic methamphetamine abuse is associated with increased microglial cell activity in the brain leading to neurodegeneration.

Treatment

Antibody Fragment Removes Methamphetamine From the Brain

Reports animal study findings on development of an antibody fragment that rapidly removes methamphetamine from the brain and discusses implications for treatment of overdose.

Basic Science

Methamphetamine Abuse Alters Response to Facial Cues

Highlights research showing methamphetamine abusers may have more difficulty than nonabusers in responding with empathy and self-control to people who are experiencing intense emotions.

Basic Science

Methamphetamine Abusers Show Increased Distractibility

Highlights findings from a study of former methamphetamine abusers showing evidence of impairment in areas of the brain known to influence cognition, emotion, and decision making.

Director's Perspective

New Vaccines Are Being Developed Against Addiction and Relapse

Highlights NIDA-funded research to develop vaccines against addiction to drugs such as cocaine, nicotine, phencyclidine (PCP), and methamphetamine.

Epidemiology

Fewer Young Adults Abuse Cocaine and Methamphetamine, National Survey Finds

Reports prevalence rates of illicit drug abuse among youths and young adults based on 2007 data from a national survey of drug use and health.

Basic Science

Methamphetamine Restricts Fetal Growth, Increases Lethargy in Newborns

Reports on research showing that newborns whose mothers abused methamphetamine during pregnancy showed lower rates of fetal growth as compared with unexposed newborns.

Treatment

Sertraline Does Not Help Methamphetamine Abusers Quit

Describes a new research finding indicating that the antidepressant sertraline (Zoloft), prescribed to relieve depression during the methamphetamine withdrawal process, may make quitting harder.

Treatment

Bupropion Reduces Meth's Subjective Effects and Cue-Induced Craving

Describes a study investigating the use of the antidepressant bupropion as a potential therapy for methamphetamine addiction.

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