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Volume 6, Number 1 (Addiction Science & Clinical Practice)

Published July 2011.
Presents current knowledge on a variety of addiction issues, including nicotine’s affects on brain function; inhalant abuse; genetically-based research and treatment; maternal tobacco use and its effects on children; and a behavior game for young children.

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Volume 23, Number 5 (NIDA Notes)

Published July 2011.
Reports research findings on a potential new treatment for cocaine abuse and overeating; genetic effects of maternal smoking on children’s behavior; the reduction of risky sexual behaviors; and more.

Drug-Related Hospital Emergency Room Visits (DrugFacts)

Revised May 2011.
Provides national estimates on drug-related visits to hospital emergency departments and makes comparisons with previous years’ data. Discusses illicit drugs, alcohol and other drugs, and prescription drugs. En Español

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.

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.

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.

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

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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.

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