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Chronically delinquent boys in Multidimensional Treatment Foster Care reduced their substance abuse more than boys assigned to Community Group Care.
Understanding and responding to drug abuse among America’s aging population becomes more urgent as a growing percentage of baby boomers enter the over-50 age bracket.
Reports on the relative influence of genes versus environment on adolescents’ choices that involve delayed gratification.
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.
New results extend previous findings that some methamphetamine-induced neuronal damage resolves after a year of abstinence.
NIDA Notes becomes an All-Web publication in 2012. Issue 2 of Volume 24 will be the last print issue.
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.
NIDA Director Dr. Nora D. Volkow summarizes instances where discoveries with broad implications for human health arose from scientists seeking answers to addiction problems.
Drug abuse may diminish production of new neurons in the brain’s hippocampus and thereby increase vulnerability to drug addiction.
The Rise and Fall of the Cocaine High
Researchers Speak: Dr. Kevin M. Gray