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A Rapid Teen Substance Use Screening Tool for Clinicians (July 2015)

Answers to three simple questions can help a busy health care provider flag a teen’s problematic use of alcohol, tobacco, or marijuana.

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Electronic Questionnaire Quickly Rates Teens’ Substance Use (July 2015)

With a few simple questions, a new screening tool detects whether a teen is likely to have a mild-to-moderate or a severe substance use disorder.

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Study Ranks Recovery Assets in Cocaine Addiction (July 2015)

A can-do attitude, ability to cope with potential triggers for drug use, readiness to change, and participation in self-help programs are major assets for people trying to recover from cocaine addiction.

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Text Messaging Aftercare Intervention Cuts Youths’ Risk for Relapse (June 2015)

An interactive mobile texting aftercare program has shown promise as a means to help teens and young adults engage with post-treatment recovery activities and avoid relapse. The program reduced young people’s odds of relapsing by half compared with standard aftercare.

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Dr. Thomas Kosten Q & A: Vaccines To Treat Addiction (June 2015)

In this article and accompanying podcast, Dr. Thomas Kosten discusses the idea and current status of antidrug vaccines to treat substance use and addiction.

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Stress Hormone Sets the Stage for Relapse to Cocaine Use (June 2015)

A stressed rat will seek a dose of cocaine that is too weak to motivate an unstressed rat. Researchers traced the physiological pathway that links stress and the stress hormone corticosterone to increased dopamine activity and heightened responsiveness to cocaine.

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Distinct Challenges Affect Women’s HIV Treatment Outcomes After Jail (May 2015)

Women who are infected with HIV and are transitioning back to communities after serving jail time are less likely than their male counterparts to have a regular HIV care provider, to take and regularly adhere to an HIV medication regimen, and to have suppression of the virus.

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Intervention Yields Sustained Health Benefits for American Indian Teen Mothers and Their Children (March 2015)

Family Spirit, a program that teaches parenting skills to American Indian teen mothers, improved participants’ children’s emotional and behavioral development throughout their first 36 months of life.

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Study Points to Individualized Therapy for Opioid Addiction (February 2015)

Trial participants who were addicted to opioid painkillers and did not inject drugs stayed in treatment longer and achieved better outcomes than those who were addicted to heroin or injected drugs.

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Patients Addicted to Opioid Painkillers Achieve Good Results With Outpatient Detoxification (February 2015)

A significant portion of individuals who are addicted to opioid painkillers may initiate and maintain abstinence with a brief but intensive outpatient detoxification treatment followed by opioid antagonist therapy using naltrexone.

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