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Medical Care During Addiction Treatment Reduces Hospital Use (February 2007)

Reports on an analysis comparing three types of addiction treatment programs: methadone maintenance programs, long-term residential programs, and nonmethadone programs.

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Cocaine Abusers' Pretreatment Cue Responses Predict Recovery Success (February 2007)

Reports on the work of researchers who used brain images to correlate cocaine-addicted patients' regional brain responses to drug cues with their outcomes in subsequent treatment.

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How Drug Abuse Affects the Brain and Alters Behavior Are Key Questions Driving Division's Work (February 2007)

Discusses the work of NIDA’s Division of Basic Neuroscience and Behavioral Research, the Institute’s locus for studies into the fundamental brain mechanisms underlying drug abuse and addiction.

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Videos Help Treat Deaf People (February 2007)

Reviews a training DVD that presents dialectical behavior therapy skills being taught by deaf clinicians to deaf consumers as an approach to improve deaf people's access to behavioral health care.

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NIDA Launches Criminal Justice Publication in Chicago (October 2006)

Highlights a publication that outlines 13 research-based principles of successful treatment of drug abusers in the criminal justice system.

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Buprenorphine Plus Behavioral Therapy Is Effective For Adolescents With Opioid Addiction (October 2006)

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.

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Methylphenidate for Comorbid Cocaine Abuse, ADHD (October 2006)

Describes an inpatient study investigating the effectiveness of sustained-release methylphenidate as a treatment for cocaine-addiction patients with ADHD.

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High School Seniors Steadily Increase Nonmedical Use of Sedatives Over 15 years (October 2006)

Highlights data from an annual national survey of youth showing a pattern of rising nonmedical use of sedatives among high school seniors.

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NIDA's National Advisory Council Welcomes New Members (October 2006)

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.

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Low-Cost Incentives Improve Outcomes in Stimulant Abuse Treatment (October 2006)

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.

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