July 2011 Highlights data on the prevalence of rates of illegal drug use and nonmedical use of prescription drugs among adults dependant on alcohol, as compared with the general population.
Describes results from a nationwide survey among correctional facilities on the use of opioid replacement therapy for people who are addicted to heroin.
Describe a study of newly arrested youths where researchers found correlations between the youths' prevalence of these sexually transmitted diseases and their cocaine and marijuana use.
Reports on a new medication strategy under investigated in animal studies that shows promise for preventing relapse to drug abuse.
Reports on several studies implicating a certain neuropeptide (a signaling molecule) in fostering addition and overeating and discusses implications for addiction treatment.
July 2011 Describes NIDA’s Special Populations Office which promotes addiction science that examines health disparities and foster research careers among members of underrepresented communities.
Highlights a free service that provides primary care clinicians with advice from experts in addiction medicine on addressing substance abuse with patients in the primary care setting.
July 2011 Discusses research that compares multiple sessions of motivational and behavioral training with that of a single intervention among male and female substance abusers to reduce high-risk sexual behaviors.
Describes research that sheds light on the correlation between increased dental disease and methamphetamine abuse.
Reports on researchers who demonstrated the economic value of a computer-based treatment as an adjunct to standard addiction therapy.