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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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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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Addiction Science and Clinical Practice: Volume 5, Number 2 (Addiction Science and 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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Addiction Science and Clinical Practice: Volume 6, Number 1 (Addiction Science and Clinical Practice)

Published July 2011.
Presents current knowledge on a variety of addiction issues, including nicotine’s effects on brain function, inhalant abuse, and maternal tobacco use and its effects on children. Also discusses genetically based research and treatment and a classroom behavior management method called the "Good Behavior Game."

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Anabolic Steroid Abuse (Research Reports)

Published July 2001. Revised August 2006.
Explores the latest research on anabolic steroid use, including health consequences of steroid abuse, the effects it can have on behavior, prevention research, and effective treatment approaches. En Español

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Anabolic Steroids (DrugFacts)

Revised July 2012.
Provides basic information about anabolic-androgenic steroids, such as how it is abused, its effects on the brain and mental health, and its addictive potential. En Español

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Anabolic Steroids (Mind Over Matter)

Published January 1997. Revised January 2009.
Explains to young teens how anabolic steroids affect the brain and body and disrupt normal hormone function. En Español

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Assessing Drug Abuse Within and Across Communities (Featured Publication)

Published September 2006.
Provides guidelines for establishing epidemiology networks to monitor and assess drug abuse patterns and trends and emerging drug problems at community and State levels.

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Brain Power: Grades 2-3 (Brain Power)

Published January 2001. Revised September 2012.
Provides a science program for students in grades 2–3 to educate them about their brains, why they should protect them, and how drugs such as nicotine and medications can be harmful. Includes six modules, parent newsletters, and videos.

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Brain Power: Grades 4-5 (Brain Power)

Published January 2005. Revised September 2012.
Offers an interactive science education program for students in grades 4–5 to explore the human brain and the effects of drugs on the brain. Includes six modules, parent newsletters, posters, and videos.

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