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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.
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.
Announces the 2010 high school student recipients of the Addiction Science Awards and describes their winning addiction-focused projects.
Reports on 2009 data indicating a rise in drug abuse in the United States and the factors that may have contributed to this increase.
Explores research findings on the value of motivational incentives to promote and reinforce abstinence from substances of abuse and encourage healthy behaviors.
Discusses 2009 prevalence rates of cigarette, alcohol, prescription drug, and illicit drug use among adolescents and discusses trends in use over time.
Reports on two studies that demonstrate the promise of treating addiction with medications that alleviate drug-induced alterations in signaling by the neurotransmitter glutamate.
Describes an eight-module web-based curricula that introduces addition research to graduate students of nursing, dentistry, and medicine.
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.
Reports evidence that a cocaine-induced change in the structure of brain cells represents an adaptive response that may limit the drug’s impact.
The Prevalence of Prescription Opioid Misuse: Doctor Shopping, Co-Ingestion, and Exposure
The Rise and Fall of the Cocaine High
Researchers Speak: Dr. Thomas Kosten