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Three Scientists Join Advisory Council (December 2010)

Announces three new NIDA National Advisory Council on Drug Abuse members and describes their drug abuse and addiction research experience.

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Intervention Improves Abstinence, Employment Among Welfare Recipients (December 2010)

Reports research to study the effectiveness of an intensive case management program to aid female substance abusers who receive welfare in staying off drugs and finding employment.

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Cocaine Vaccine Helps Some Reduce Drug Abuse (December 2010)

Reports on the results of a clinical trial that tested the effectiveness of a cocaine vaccine designed as a therapy for cocaine abuse and plans underway for a new study of 300 patients to confirm these results.

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Addiction Science Award Winners Announced (December 2010)

Announces the 2010 high school student recipients of the Addiction Science Awards and describes their winning addiction-focused projects.

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Drug Abuse at Highest Level in Nearly a Decade (December 2010)

Reports on 2009 data indicating a rise in drug abuse in the United States and the factors that may have contributed to this increase.

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Incentives Promote Abstinence (December 2010)

Explores research findings on the value of motivational incentives to promote and reinforce abstinence from substances of abuse and encourage healthy behaviors.

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Workgroup Keeps NIDA on the Cutting Edge of Brain Science (December 2010)

Reports on the objectives and activities of the Neuroscience Consortium and their impact on Institute drug abuse research programs and initiatives.

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Study Supports Methadone Maintenance in Therapeutic Communities (December 2010)

Describes a study that examined the effectiveness of combining two therapies for drug abuse addiction: methadone treatment and therapeutic communities, two approaches that are rarely combined.

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NIDA Curriculum Piques Students' Interest in Addiction Careers (October 2010)

Describes an eight-module web-based curricula that introduces addition research to graduate students of nursing, dentistry, and medicine.

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Brain Opioid Receptor Levels Predict Time to Cocaine Relapse (October 2010)

Describes study findings revealing that cocaine abusers who maintain high levels of a certain receptor in their brain during early abstinence relapse sooner than abusers whose levels drop.

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