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Cocaine (Mind Over Matter)

Published January 1997. Revised January 2009.
Explores with young teens how cocaine changes the way nerve cells communicate in the brain and the negative effects the drug can have on the body. En Español

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Hallucinogens (Mind Over Matter)

Published January 1997. Revised January 2009.
Explains to young teens how hallucinogens affect the brain’s communication centers as well as its ability to control sleep and emotions. En Español

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Addiction Science and Clinical Practice: Volume 5, Number 1 (Addiction Science and Clinical Practice)

Published April 2009.
Features recent research on drug abuse and criminal justice, including interventions to promote successful re-entry, nutrition issues for HIV-infected drug abusers, and recovery-oriented systems of care.

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Patient-Physician Conversation Poster (Featured Publication)

Published April 2009.
Encourages patients to discuss any and all drug use—including prescription and over-the-counter medications—with their doctors and other health care professionals.

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Brain Power: Grades K-1 (Brain Power)

Published January 2005. Revised September 2009.
Offers an interactive science education program for students in grades K–1 about scientists, the brain, and the effects of drugs on the human body. Includes five learning modules, student resources, parent newsletters, and videos.

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Treatment Approaches for Drug Addiction (DrugFacts)

Revised September 2009.
Describes research findings on effective medication and behavior treatment approaches for drug abuse and addiction and discusses special considerations for the criminal justice setting. En Español

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Mentoring: A Guide for Drug Abuse Researchers (Featured Publication)

Published November 2009.
Discusses the importance of quality mentorship in drug abuse research and offers suggestions for creating a successful mentor and mentee relationship.

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The Brain: Understanding Neurobiology Through the Study of Addiction

Published January 2000. Revised March 2010.
Equips teachers and students in grades 9 through 12 with interactive curriculum on the neurobiology of the brain as a result of drug abuse and addiction.

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Prescription Drug Poster (Featured Publication)

Published March 2010.
Raises awareness of the health consequences of improper use of prescription drugs and contrasts it with the benefits of safe and proper prescription drug use.

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Research Training at NIDA (Featured Publication)

Published June 2010.
This update to NIDA's Research Training Brochure provides the latest information on training and career development grants that aim to provide such support.

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