December 2008 Highlights NIDA-funded research to develop vaccines against addiction to drugs such as cocaine, nicotine, phencyclidine (PCP), and methamphetamine.
October 2010 Reports on research investigating whether certain medications might strengthen patients' understanding and memory retention.
December 2010 Describes a study investigating the effectiveness of modafinil in enhancing sleep among cocaine abusers who are currently abstinent.
June 2008 Reports on a study involving researchers who successfully desensitized mice to cocaine by genetically altering their dopamine transporters.
July 2011 Describes research that sheds light on the correlation between increased dental disease and methamphetamine abuse.
November 2009 Describes clinical trial results providing evidence that methadone maintenance to men in prison can pay off in better retention in community treatment and reduced drug abuse following their release.
December 2008 Reports on an animal study showing that methadone, normally used as a therapy for opioid abuse, may prove to be an effective treatment for cocaine abuse.
October 2010 Reports on two studies that demonstrate the promise of treating addiction with medications that alleviate drug-induced alterations in signaling by the neurotransmitter glutamate.
July 2011 Reports on a new medication strategy under investigated in animal studies that shows promise for preventing relapse to drug abuse.
December 2011 New results extend previous findings that some methamphetamine-induced neuronal damage resolves after a year of abstinence.