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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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Cocaine (Research Reports)

Published May 1999. Revised September 2010.
Describes the latest research findings on cocaine, exploring the scope of abuse in the U.S., its potential long- and short-term health effects, maternal cocaine use, and treatment approaches. En Español

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Comorbidity: Addiction and Other Mental Illnesses (Research Reports)

Published December 2008. Revised September 2010.
Introduces a report that focuses on the topic of comorbid drug use disorders and other mental illnesses, a research priority for NIDA.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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