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Steroid Abuse Is a High-Risk Route to the Finish Line

October 2006

Highlights research on the effects of steroid use on the brain and the rest of the body, and stresses the need to educate young people about the serious health risks associated with its use.

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Study Finds Withdrawal No Easier With Ultrarapid Opiate Detox

October 2006
Presents findings from a clinical trial comparing ultrarapid, anesthesia-assisted detoxification with detoxification by traditional methods among patients addicted to heroin.

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Stress Response May Underlie African- Americans' Reduced Pain Tolerance

October 2006

Summarizes research suggesting a physiological difference as the explanation for African-Americans' reported low tolerance for pain.

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Brain Mechanism Turns Off Cocaine-Related Memory in Rats

October 2006
Describes a series of experiments that have added to evidence that a brain enzyme controls key memory processes that link drug experiences, the surroundings in which they take place, and the urge to repeat them.

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Marijuana Smoking Is Associated With a Spectrum Of Respiratory Disorders

October 2006
Highlights two studies suggesting significant associations between marijuana smoking and respiratory disease.

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NIDA Launches Criminal Justice Publication in Chicago

October 2006

Highlights a publication that outlines 13 research-based principles of successful treatment of drug abusers in the criminal justice system.

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Methylphenidate for Comorbid Cocaine Abuse, ADHD

October 2006
Describes an inpatient study investigating the effectiveness of sustained-release methylphenidate as a treatment for cocaine-addiction patients with ADHD.

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Buprenorphine Plus Behavioral Therapy Is Effective For Adolescents With Opioid Addiction

October 2006
Reports on a study of adolescents addicted to opioids who responded better to buprenorphine than clonidine in a clinical trial in which all patients also received behavioral therapy.

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High School Seniors Steadily Increase Nonmedical Use of Sedatives Over 15 years

October 2006

Highlights data from an annual national survey of youth showing a pattern of rising nonmedical use of sedatives among high school seniors.

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NIDA's National Advisory Council Welcomes New Members

October 2006
Introduces four new members to NIDA’s National Advisory Council on Drug Abuse, including Drs. Warren K. Bickel, Ellie E. Schoenbaum, and Marina E. Wolf, and Ms. Janet Wood.

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