Published March 2010.
Provides facts about the stimulant drug methamphetamine, including how it affects the brain, other adverse health effects, possible treatment options, and trends and data on its use among youth. En Español
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.
Published November 2009.
Reports research findings on computer-based abstinence interventions; genetic factors in smoking abstinence; a potential treatment for methamphetamine overdose; cocaine use and cognitive function; a new Naltrexone skin patch; and more.
Published October 2009.
Reports on research investigating genetic factors in nicotine addiction; interventions for disruptive children and girls’ delinquent behavior; brain receptors in abstinent smokers; long-term neuronal effects of substance abuse; and more.
Published September 2009.
Describes NIDA’s programs to ensure issues related to health disparities are represented in extramural research and to increase the number of underrepresented scientists participating in drug abuse research. En Español
Published January 2005. Revised September 2009.
Offers an interactive science education program for students in grades K–1 about scientists, the brain, the nervous system, and the effects of drugs on the human body. Includes five learning modules, a teachers’ guide, videotape, poster, and parent newsletter.
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.