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NIDA Notes Articles: Club Drugs, GHB, LSD (Acid), MDMA (Ecstasy) and Methamphetamine

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Crack Cocaine Promotes Progression of HIV Infection to AIDS

October 2010
Reports on two studies showing a high prevalence of HIV infection and more rapid progression to disability and death among drug abusers.

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New Tools and Strategies to Bolster Behavioral Therapy

October 2010
Reports on research investigating whether certain medications might strengthen patients' understanding and memory retention.

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Antibody Fragment Removes Methamphetamine From the Brain

November 2009
Reports animal study findings on development of an antibody fragment that rapidly removes methamphetamine from the brain and discusses implications for treatment of overdose.

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Methamphetamine Abusers Show Increased Distractibility

April 2009
Highlights findings from a study of former methamphetamine abusers showing evidence of impairment in areas of the brain known to influence cognition, emotion, and decision making.

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New Vaccines Are Being Developed Against Addiction and Relapse

December 2008
Highlights NIDA-funded research to develop vaccines against addiction to drugs such as cocaine, nicotine, phencyclidine (PCP), and methamphetamine.

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Fewer Young Adults Abuse Cocaine and Methamphetamine, National Survey Finds

December 2008
Reports prevalence rates of illicit drug abuse among youths and young adults based on 2007 data from a national survey of drug use and health.

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Bupropion Reduces Meth's Subjective Effects and Cue-Induced Craving

March 2008
Describes a study investigating the use of the antidepressant bupropion as a potential therapy for methamphetamine addiction.

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Sertraline Does Not Help Methamphetamine Abusers Quit

March 2008
Describes a new research finding indicating that the antidepressant sertraline (Zoloft), prescribed to relieve depression during the methamphetamine withdrawal process, may make quitting harder.

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Latest Information on MDMA/Ecstasy, Steroids, and HIV/AIDS Is Available on NIDA's Web Site

April 2007
Announces updates to research reports on MDMA/ecstasy and steroids and a new report on HIV/AIDS that provide the latest available information on drugs and drug-related topics.

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GHB Intoxication Reports Decline in California

February 2007
Highlights statistics on the number of reports of gamma-hydroxybutyrate (GHB) use intoxication in California from 1999 to 2003.

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