December 2009 Reports animal study findings that suggest adolescents' heightened sensitivity to drug reward puts them at enhanced risk of addiction and may also increase their challenges in recovery.
December 2009 Compares data on substance abuse and sexual risk among college students and their peers who do not attend college.
November 2009 Highlights activities held during Brain Awareness Week for students in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC, to learn about brain anatomy and function.
October 2009 Highlights trends from a 2008 survey of teenage substance abuse, cigarette smoking and alcohol use and discusses the implications of these changing data.
October 2009 Reports on research providing evidence that teaching aggressive youngsters social coping skills reduces their chances of becoming substance abusers.
October 2009 Highlights prevalence rates of cigarette and marijuana smoking among teens who exercise regularly as compared with their less active peers.
October 2009 Reports on a study involving adolescent girls who were treated for delinquent behaviors in a well-supervised family setting, referred to as Multidimensional Treatment Foster Care.
October 2009 Highlights NIDA’s second annual Chat Day where NIDA scientists and staff responded to drug abuse and addiction questions from teachers and students.
April 2009 Examines the incidence of high school seniors’ alcohol- or drug-related driving experiences based on 2001 through 2006 data.
April 2009 Presents highlights of a symposium sponsored by NIDA in October 2008 to discuss adolescent brain and cognitive development and consider the impact of drug abuse on young people.