October 2006 Reports on a study investigating the use of incentives in the form of prizes to motivate outpatients to stay in behavioral therapy and remain drug free.
In a surprising finding, male rats who used cocaine sired male offspring who later exhibited blunted responses to the drug. Researchers determined the cause was an epigenetic alteration.
New results extend previous findings that some methamphetamine-induced neuronal damage resolves after a year of abstinence.
Reports on a new medication strategy under investigated in animal studies that shows promise for preventing relapse to drug abuse.
October 2010 Reports on two studies that demonstrate the promise of treating addiction with medications that alleviate drug-induced alterations in signaling by the neurotransmitter glutamate.
Reports on an animal study showing that methadone, normally used as a therapy for opioid abuse, may prove to be an effective treatment for cocaine abuse.
Describes clinical trial results providing evidence that methadone maintenance to men in prison can pay off in better retention in community treatment and reduced drug abuse following their release.
July 2011 Describes research that sheds light on the correlation between increased dental disease and methamphetamine abuse.
Reports on a study involving researchers who successfully desensitized mice to cocaine by genetically altering their dopamine transporters.
December 2010 Describes a study investigating the effectiveness of modafinil in enhancing sleep among cocaine abusers who are currently abstinent.