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High, Persistent Rates of Risky Sexual Behaviors in Delinquent Youth (October 2010)

Reports study findings that show young people who have gotten into trouble with the criminal justice system report high rates of sexual behaviors that increase risk of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections.

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Dr. Kathleen T. Brady Recognized (October 2010)

Recognizes the 2010 Distinguished University Professor awardee, Dr. Kathleen T. Brady, who studies co-occurring substance abuse and mental health disorders and their treatment.

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Peer Interaction Enhances Adolescent Rats' Drug Reward (April 2010)

Describes an animal study reporting that peer interaction enhances adolescent rats’ drug reward and discusses the impact of these findings to future research on drug reward in social context.

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How-To Guides Provide Tips for Publishing Addiction-Related Articles (April 2010)

Describes a book and online tutorial for young investigators of addiction science that provides tips for publishing their studies in scholarly journals.

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Vouchers Boost Smoking Abstinence During Pregnancy (April 2010)

Describes a voucher-based reinforcement therapy trial with pregnant smokers to determine its effectiveness in enhancing abstinence rates.

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Workgroup Directs Search for Genes That Influence Addiction (April 2010)

Highlights NIDA’s research portfolio to identify the genes and genetic processes responsible for a person’s vulnerability to drug abuse.

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Stroop Test Identifies Patients at Risk for Treatment Dropout (April 2010)

Reports on a study of cocaine abusers revealing that the Stroop test may predict which cocaine abusers are likely to drop out of therapy.

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James A. Inciardi (1939-2009) (April 2010)

Remembers Dr. James A. Inciardi, founder and co-director of the Center for Drug and Alcohol Studies and professor at the University of Delaware, who died on November 23, 2009.

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Young Opioid Abusers Benefit From Extended Buprenorphine-Naloxone Treatment (April 2010)

Reports on a study investigating the benefits of extended opioid maintenance therapy that included drug counseling and 12 weeks of therapy with buprenorphine and naloxone.

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Injection Drug Users Acquire Hepatitis C Infection Later in Developed Countries (April 2010)

Reports trends in onset of injection drug use to infection with hepatitis C virus in developed countries and notes the influence of prevention efforts.

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