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NIDA Notes Articles: 12/2010

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Incentives Promote Abstinence

December 2010

Explores research findings on the value of motivational incentives to promote and reinforce abstinence from substances of abuse and encourage healthy behaviors.

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NIDA Appoints New Director of the Intramural Research Program

December 2010
Announces NIDA’s new director of its intramural research program, Antonello Bonci, M.D., a leading researcher in neuropsychopharmacology.

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Addiction Science Award Winners Announced

December 2010
Announces the 2010 high school student recipients of the Addiction Science Awards and describes their winning addiction-focused projects.

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Marijuana Linked With Testicular Cancer

December 2010
Reports on a study of close to 400 Washington State men that found that those who use marijuana may increase their risk for developing testicular cancer.

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Intervention Improves Abstinence, Employment Among Welfare Recipients

December 2010
Reports research to study the effectiveness of an intensive case management program to aid female substance abusers who receive welfare in staying off drugs and finding employment.

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Detoxification Services and Pharmacotherapies Lacking in Nation's Jails and Prisons

December 2010

Reports findings from a survey that revealed that although substance abuse is prevalent in jails and prisons, many correctional facilities do not offer detoxification services or therapies to aid in maintaining abstinence.

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Three Scientists Join Advisory Council

December 2010
Announces three new NIDA National Advisory Council on Drug Abuse members and describes their drug abuse and addiction research experience.

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Cocaine Vaccine Helps Some Reduce Drug Abuse

December 2010

Reports on the results of a clinical trial that tested the effectiveness of a cocaine vaccine designed as a therapy for cocaine abuse and plans underway for a new study of 300 patients to confirm these results.

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Substance Abuse Evaluated Among Women With Children

December 2010
Discusses rates of substance use or abuse among mothers with at-home children and the factors that may contribute to the abuse.

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Parental Supervision and Genetics Interact To Influence Nicotine Addiction

December 2010

Reviews research indicating that both parental influence and certain genes interact to influence nicotine addiction and that parental monitoring may play a role in reducing risk.

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