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.
Highlights a publication that outlines 13 research-based principles of successful treatment of drug abusers in the criminal justice system.
October 2006 Describes an inpatient study investigating the effectiveness of sustained-release methylphenidate as a treatment for cocaine-addiction patients with ADHD.
October 2006 Highlights two studies suggesting significant associations between marijuana smoking and respiratory disease.
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 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 Presents findings from a clinical trial comparing ultrarapid, anesthesia-assisted detoxification with detoxification by traditional methods among patients addicted to heroin.
Reports on a study that documenting changing emotional and neurobiological responses to cocaine with successive doses during a single session of drug taking.
Presents an overview of the research underway to investigate medication and behavioral therapies for co-occurring disorders.
February 2007 Reviews a training DVD that presents dialectical behavior therapy skills being taught by deaf clinicians to deaf consumers as an approach to improve deaf people's access to behavioral health care.