Describes findings of a study revealing that images of heroin preparation and injection can incite craving and excite brain areas associated with reward-seeking even in methadone-maintained patients.
Highlights data on unhealthy eating behaviors, such as fasting or purging, and substance abuse problems among teens.
Describes an updated report on the co-occurrence, or comorbidity, of substance use disorders and other psychiatric disorders such as ADHD, schizophrenia, and depression.
Announces NIDA Notes’ first place 2009 award that salutes superior communications efforts of government agencies.
Reports on several drugs that may ward off depression and anxiety, common withdrawal symptoms from cocaine, based on an animal study.
Describes the American Board of Addiction Medicine’s new program offering certification to physicians in addiction medicine.
Reports on a posttreatment intervention to support recovery that may be especially beneficial for substance abusers with co-occurring mental disorders.
Commemorates NIDA’s 35th anniversary and highlights some of the major accomplishments since the Institute’s inception in 1974.
Reports finding from a study showing that access to antiretroviral therapies, HAART in particular, can improve the health of HIV-infected patients who have a history of injection drug use.
Compares data on substance abuse and sexual risk among college students and their peers who do not attend college.