April 2012 Expanded use of antiretroviral therapy in British Columbia reduced the spread of HIV among injection drug users and others in the province.
Helping smokers deal with financial problems could improve their chances of staying abstinent after receiving treatment, according to a new study. Participants with the most financial strain had the least success in remaining abstinent.
Researchers correlate stimulant abusers’ improved performance on a memory training exerc ise with reductions in delay discounting.
An in vitro test demonstrates the potential of a programmable skin patch that will enable physicians to tailor transdermal medication doses to match patients' fluctuating needs.
July 2011 Describes research that sheds light on the correlation between increased dental disease and methamphetamine abuse.
Reports on a new medication strategy under investigated in animal studies that shows promise for preventing relapse to drug abuse.
Reports on researchers who demonstrated the economic value of a computer-based treatment as an adjunct to standard addiction therapy.
Summarizes a study to determine whether a stress-related biological marker in saliva can predict how long a drug user will remain in treatment.
Describes results from a nationwide survey among correctional facilities on the use of opioid replacement therapy for people who are addicted to heroin.
March 2011 Researchers found that the brain activity that takes place when cues trigger marijuana cravings is similar to the activity that accompanies cravings for other drugs.