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.
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.
October 2006 Highlights two studies suggesting significant associations between marijuana smoking and respiratory disease.
February 2007 Reports on an analysis comparing three types of addiction treatment programs: methadone maintenance programs, long-term residential programs, and nonmethadone programs.
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.
Highlights research showing methamphetamine abusers may have more difficulty than nonabusers in responding with empathy and self-control to people who are experiencing intense emotions.
July 2011 Describes research that sheds light on the correlation between increased dental disease and methamphetamine abuse.
Highlights findings from a study of former methamphetamine abusers showing evidence of impairment in areas of the brain known to influence cognition, emotion, and decision making.
October 2006 Describes an inpatient study investigating the effectiveness of sustained-release methylphenidate as a treatment for cocaine-addiction patients with ADHD.
December 2010 Describes a study investigating the effectiveness of modafinil in enhancing sleep among cocaine abusers who are currently abstinent.