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Brain Mechanism Turns Off Cocaine-Related Memory in Rats (October 2006)

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.

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Marijuana Smoking Is Associated With a Spectrum Of Respiratory Disorders (October 2006)

Highlights two studies suggesting significant associations between marijuana smoking and respiratory disease.

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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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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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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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