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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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Drugs, Brains, and Behavior: The Science of Addiction

Published April 2007. Revised August 2010.
Provides scientific information about the disease of drug addiction, including the many harmful consequences of drug abuse and the basic approaches that have been developed to prevent and treat the disease. En Español

Club Drugs (GHB, Ketamine, and Rohypnol) (DrugFacts)

Revised July 2010.
Offers basic facts about club drugs (GHB, ketamine, and rohypnol), including how they affect the brain and other parts of the body, treatment options, and how widespread the use is of these drugs. En Español

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Research Training at NIDA

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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Volume 23, Number 1 (NIDA Notes)

Published April 2010.
Reports research findings on a behavior game for children to reduce later drug abuse; therapy for young adult opioid abusers; vouchers to boost smoking abstinence during pregnancy; substance abuse among people with bipolar disorder; and more.

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.

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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Prescription Drug Poster

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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Volume 22, Number 6 (NIDA Notes)

Published December 2009.
Reports on research investigating the genetic factors in nicotine addiction; substance abuse among people who have mental disorders; antiretroviral medications for HIV-infected injection drug users; brain changes during cocaine withdrawal; and more.

Lifetime Cigarette Use: total: 85.80%, Aged 26 or older 84.10, Aged 18 to 25 92.20, Aged 12 to 17 84.90. Past Month Cigarette Use: total: 38.80%, Aged 26 or older 29.30, Aged 18 to 25 66.90, Aged 12 to 17 52.80.

Smokeless Tobacco (Topics in Brief)

Published December 2009.
Provides a brief research update on smokeless tobacco, examining its addiction potential, health consequences, its link with cigarette smoking, and cessation treatments.

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