October 2006 Introduces four new members to NIDA’s National Advisory Council on Drug Abuse, including Drs. Warren K. Bickel, Ellie E. Schoenbaum, and Marina E. Wolf, and Ms. Janet Wood.
Highlights research on the effects of steroid use on the brain and the rest of the body, and stresses the need to educate young people about the serious health risks associated with its use.
Highlights a publication that outlines 13 research-based principles of successful treatment of drug abusers in the criminal justice system.
October 2006 Reports on a study of adolescents addicted to opioids who responded better to buprenorphine than clonidine in a clinical trial in which all patients also received behavioral therapy.
October 2006 Presents highlights of a study suggesting that compared with methadone, office-based buprenorphine treatment attracts individuals who have less extensive addiction histories.
October 2006 Describes an inpatient study investigating the effectiveness of sustained-release methylphenidate as a treatment for cocaine-addiction patients with ADHD.
October 2006 Announces the winners of the 10th Annual PRISM Awards, including Walk the Line, a film portraying the life of singer Johnny Cash and his battle with drug addiction.
October 2006 Highlights two studies suggesting significant associations between marijuana smoking and respiratory disease.
October 2006 Summarizes findings from a 10-year study that monitored smoking and progress to other drugs among youth that found ethnicity to be an influential factor.
Reports on a study investigating the use of incentives in the form of prizes to motivate outpatients to stay in behavioral therapy and remain drug free.