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NIDA Grantee Wins Prize for Genetics Web Sites (December 2010)

Announces the recipient of an award for online resources in education, Dr. Louisa Stark, who developed two interactive Web sites on genetics.

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Deep Brain Stimulation Reduces Rats' Cocaine Seeking (December 2010)

Describes results from an animal study involving deep brain stimulation that holds promise as a therapy for severe cocaine addiction.

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Parental Supervision and Genetics Interact To Influence Nicotine Addiction (December 2010)

Reviews research indicating that both parental influence and certain genes interact to influence nicotine addiction and that parental monitoring may play a role in reducing risk.

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Multidimensional Family Therapy for Adolescent Drug Abuse Offers Broad, Lasting Benefits (December 2010)

Describes findings from two randomized clinical trials showing that treatment with multidimensional family therapy resulted in fewer drug-related problems than treatment with cognitive behavior therapy.

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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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