Describes a study that examined the effectiveness of combining two therapies for drug abuse addiction: methadone treatment and therapeutic communities, two approaches that are rarely combined.
December 2010 Describes results from an animal study involving deep brain stimulation that holds promise as a therapy for severe cocaine addiction.
Reports on 2009 data indicating a rise in drug abuse in the United States and the factors that may have contributed to this increase.
December 2010 Announces the recipient of an award for online resources in education, Dr. Louisa Stark, who developed two interactive Web sites on genetics.
Explores research findings on the value of motivational incentives to promote and reinforce abstinence from substances of abuse and encourage healthy behaviors.
December 2010 Announces NIDA’s new director of its intramural research program, Antonello Bonci, M.D., a leading researcher in neuropsychopharmacology.
December 2010 Announces the 2010 high school student recipients of the Addiction Science Awards and describes their winning addiction-focused projects.
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.
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.
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.