Published April 2009.
Reports on cocaine’s impact on learning and adaptation; distractibility among methamphetamine abusers; brain injuries and cigarette addiction; prenatal nicotine exposure; brain receptors that promote cocaine addiction, and more.
Revised June 2009.
Provides basic facts about hallucinogens (LSD, peyote, psilocybin, and PCP) including how they are abused, how they affect the brain, other health effects, and treatment options. En Español
Revised June 2009.
Offers basic facts about stimulant ADHD medications—methylphenidate and amphetamines—including their role in the treatment of ADHD, their affect on the brain, and the extent of abuse.
Published January 2005. Revised September 2009.
Offers an interactive science education program for students in grades K–1 about scientists, the brain, the nervous system, and the effects of drugs on the human body. Includes five learning modules, a teachers’ guide, videotape, poster, and parent newsletter.
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.
Published September 2009.
Describes NIDA’s programs to ensure issues related to health disparities are represented in extramural research and to increase the number of underrepresented scientists participating in drug abuse research. En Español
Published October 2009.
Reports on research investigating genetic factors in nicotine addiction; interventions for disruptive children and girls’ delinquent behavior; brain receptors in abstinent smokers; long-term neuronal effects of substance abuse; and more.
Published November 2009.
Reports research findings on computer-based abstinence interventions; genetic factors in smoking abstinence; a potential treatment for methamphetamine overdose; cocaine use and cognitive function; a new Naltrexone skin patch; and more.