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NIDA Notes Articles: People with Drug Use Disorders

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Social Neuroscience Meeting Aims To Improve Prevention, Treatment

June 2008
Presents highlights of a meeting of scientists and clinicians to review research results from the field of social neuroscience, the study of how neurobiology and the social environment interact.

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Reduced Longevity Among Male Heroin Abusers, 1962-1997

June 2008
Reviews the changing lifespan of heroin abusers as compared with that of the general U.S. population based on 1962-1997 data.

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Intervention Improves Employment Outlook For Methadone Patients

June 2008
Describes a study of unemployed methadone patients and the use of assertive outreach and motivational techniques to improve the patients’ employment outlook.

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New Technique Links 89 Genes to Drug Dependence

September 2008
Presents research findings linking 89 genes to drug abuse and dependence, found using genome-wide association studies, a new technique for identifying genes.

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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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Reducing Postpartum Drug Use

December 2008
Highlights a computerized intervention that reduced new mothers' drug abuse in the first 4 months postpartum as reported in a clinical trial of 107 women who abused drugs.

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Imaging Studies Elucidate Neurobiology of Cigarette Craving

December 2008
Reports on three separate imaging studies illuminating the neurobiology of cigarette craving.

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Lofexidine May Enhance Naltrexone Efficacy

December 2008
Highlights results from a pilot study suggesting that lofexidine, an anti-hypertensive medication, can enhance success rates among patients taking maintenance naltrexone to avoid opioid relapse.

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Methadone Reduces Rats' Cocaine Seeking

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.

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Brain Proteins Differ in Cocaine-Overdose Victims

December 2008
Describes research findings showing differences in protein concentrations in the brain pleasure centers of people who died from cocaine overdose as compared with those who did not abuse the drug.

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