July 2011 Describes research showing that the combination of prenatal smoking exposure and specific genes increases children’s and adolescent’s risk for behavior problems.
Summarizes a study to determine whether a stress-related biological marker in saliva can predict how long a drug user will remain in treatment.
July 2011 Highlights activities from the 2011 National Drug Facts Week in which communities sponsor events to educate teenagers about drugs and drug abuse.
Reports on NIDA’s research priorities—drug abuse and addiction prevention, treatment, and HIV/AIDS—which will remain consistent during these challenging budget times.
July 2011 Announces the 2010 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers to Dr. Mauricio R. Delgado for his work with functional magnetic resonance imaging to investigate how the human brain learns from experiences.
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.