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2010 Strategic Plan

Published September 2010.
Outlines NIDA’s drug abuse and addiction research strategic priorities for the next 5 years, focusing on prevention, treatment, HIV/AIDS, and other cross-cutting issues.

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Volume 23, Number 2 (NIDA Notes)

Published October 2010.
Reports on the latest research findings regarding a potential new treatment for heroin abuse; brain responses to drug abuse prevention ads; crack cocaine use and HIV/AIDS; a school-centered program to reduce drug abuse; brain adaptation responses to cocaine use; and more.

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Volume 5, Number 2 (Addiction Science & Clinical Practice)

Published December 2010.
Reports on the cognitive effects of addiction, potential genetic influences, strategies for training counselors, cost evaluation of evidence-based treatments, and a trial underway on brief strategic family therapy.

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Volume 23, Number 3 (NIDA Notes)

Published December 2010.
Reports the latest research on a cocaine vaccine; methadone maintenance in therapeutic communities; a possible link between marijuana use and testicular cancer; family therapy for adolescent drug abuse; and more.

Comorbidity: Addiction and Other Mental Disorders (DrugFacts)

Published March 2011.
Offers basic facts about comorbidity between drug use disorders and other mental illnesses, including why these disorders can co-occur, how common they are, and how they are diagnosed and treated. En Español

Treatment Statistics (DrugFacts)

Revised March 2011.
Reports data on the number of people in need of drug abuse treatment and characteristics of admissions to and discharges from substance abuse treatment facilities. En Español

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Commonly Abused Drugs Chart

Revised March 2011.
Lists substances of abuse, including tobacco, alcohol, illicit and prescription drugs, listing their common and street names, how they are generally administered, and their potentially harmful health effects.

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Volume 23, Number 4 (NIDA Notes)

Published March 2011.
Reports research findings on prevention programs to prevent the initiation of alcohol and tobacco use; HIV treatment interruption after prison release; smoking cessation therapies; the role of proteins in cocaine addiction; and more.

Substance Abuse among the Military, Veterans, and their Families (Topics in Brief)

Revised April 2011.
Explores the scope of substance abuse among the military, veterans, and their families, and discusses the research underway to better understand their issues and identify solutions.

Prenatal Exposure to Drugs of Abuse (Topics in Brief)

Published April 2009. Revised May 2011.
Offers a research update on pregnancy and drug abuse, exploring potential adverse effects on fetal development and promising treatments for pregnant women.

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