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Study Gives Green Light to Antiretroviral Medications for HIV-Infected Injection Drug Users (December 2009)

Reports finding from a study showing that access to antiretroviral therapies, HAART in particular, can improve the health of HIV-infected patients who have a history of injection drug use.

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NIDA's 35th Anniversary: Science Focused on Solutions (December 2009)

Commemorates NIDA’s 35th anniversary and highlights some of the major accomplishments since the Institute’s inception in 1974.

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Studies Link Family of Genes to Nicotine Addiction (December 2009)

Reports study results suggesting that genes for several acetylcholine receptor proteins influence early smoking responses and the likelihood of nicotine dependence.

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Rats Reared Alone Show ADHD Signs (December 2009)

Describes an animal study showing that rats raised in isolation may prove useful in future studies exploring the neurobiology that links impulsivity and vulnerability to addiction.

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Program Aims to Expand Physician Training to Treat Drug Addiction (December 2009)

Describes the American Board of Addiction Medicine’s new program offering certification to physicians in addiction medicine.

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Report Discusses Co-Occurrence of Drug Abuse and Other Mental Disorders (December 2009)

Describes an updated report on the co-occurrence, or comorbidity, of substance use disorders and other psychiatric disorders such as ADHD, schizophrenia, and depression.

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Teens With Unhealthy Weight-Control Behavior Are More Likely to Abuse Drugs (December 2009)

Highlights data on unhealthy eating behaviors, such as fasting or purging, and substance abuse problems among teens.

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Recovery May Be Harder for Adolescents, Animal Study Suggests (December 2009)

Reports animal study findings that suggest adolescents' heightened sensitivity to drug reward puts them at enhanced risk of addiction and may also increase their challenges in recovery.

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Substance Abuse and Sexual Risk Show Town-Gown Divide (December 2009)

Compares data on substance abuse and sexual risk among college students and their peers who do not attend college.

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Nicotine Boosts Mood, Brain Dopamine Levels (November 2009)

Highlights findings from a study showing that nicotine triggers a surge in levels of the neurotransmitter dopamine in the brain's main reward area for cigarette smokers.

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