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Prescription Drug Abuse (Research Reports)

Published July 2001. Revised October 2011.
Examines the non-medical use of prescription drugs—opioids, central nervous system depressants, and stimulants—describing adverse health effects of their use and the prevention and treatment of addiction. En Español

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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.

Current Substance use Among Pregnant Women aged 15-44, by Age, 2008-2007 combined

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.

Medications for Addiction Can Improve Treatment Engagement and Reduce Drug Use and Crime

Treating Offenders with Drug Problems: Integrating Public Health and Public Safety (Topics in Brief)

Revised May 2011.
Examines the extent of drug abuse among people within the criminal justice system and the continuum of treatment necessary to decrease future drug abuse as well as criminal behavior.

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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Volume 5, Number 2 (Addiction Science & 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.

Publication: Research Report Series - Cocaine

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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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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