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Presents findings from a clinical trial comparing ultrarapid, anesthesia-assisted detoxification with detoxification by traditional methods among patients addicted to heroin.
Describes a series of experiments that have added to evidence that a brain enzyme controls key memory processes that link drug experiences, the surroundings in which they take place, and the urge to repeat them.
Summarizes research suggesting a physiological difference as the explanation for African-Americans' reported low tolerance for pain.
Highlights two studies suggesting significant associations between marijuana smoking and respiratory disease.
Highlights a publication that outlines 13 research-based principles of successful treatment of drug abusers in the criminal justice system.
Describes an inpatient study investigating the effectiveness of sustained-release methylphenidate as a treatment for cocaine-addiction patients with ADHD.
Reports on a study of adolescents addicted to opioids who responded better to buprenorphine than clonidine in a clinical trial in which all patients also received behavioral therapy.
Highlights data from an annual national survey of youth showing a pattern of rising nonmedical use of sedatives among high school seniors.
Introduces four new members to NIDA’s National Advisory Council on Drug Abuse, including Drs. Warren K. Bickel, Ellie E. Schoenbaum, and Marina E. Wolf, and Ms. Janet Wood.
Reports on a study investigating the use of incentives in the form of prizes to motivate outpatients to stay in behavioral therapy and remain drug free.
Researchers Speak: Dr. Antonello Bonci