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Integrated Intervention Benefits People Who Inject Drugs and Have HIV

November 2018
In this international trial, participants who received the intervention engaged in HIV treatment, achieved viral suppression at higher rates, and died at half the rate of participants in a control group.

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As Opioid Use Disorders Increased, Prescriptions for Treatment Did Not Keep Pace

July 2018
Several effective medications are now available for treating opioid use disorder but many patients who could benefit do not receive them. Some patients who receive the medications face challenges to staying in treatment.

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Nonmedical Opioid and Heroin Use Among High School Seniors

April 2017
This study analyzed the use of use of nonmedical opioids and heroin use among 68,000 high-school seniors participating in the NIDA-funded Monitoring the Future Study between 2009 and 2013.

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Why Are Our Brains So Big and Powerful?

March 2017
Research suggests that unique patterns of gene regulation have contributed to the differences in brain size and capacity that distinguish humans from other animals.

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Why Do People Lose Control Over Their Cocaine Use?

September 2016
Researchers monitored the activity of two types of neurons in mice: “urge” neurons, which promote feelings of reward and repeating behaviors that have produced rewards, and “control” neurons, which dampen those feelings and inhibit behavior. En Español

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Dr. Thomas Kosten

May 2015
NIDA-funded researcher Dr. Thomas Kosten describes the potential uses for vaccines that protect against addiction to cocaine, nicotine, methamphetamine, and opioids.

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Dr. Kevin M. Gray

October 2014
NIDA-funded researcher Dr. Kevin Gray describes an ongoing clinical trial examining the possibility of using N-acetylcysteine to treat marijuana addiction.

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Dr. Joni Rutter

May 2014
NIDA’s Dr. Joni Rutter discusses how a genetic variation could explain why some individuals are more susceptible than others to nicotine dependence.

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Dr. Elizabeth F. Howell

March 2014
Dr. Elizabeth F. Howell discusses her role as a member of the National Advisory Council on Drug Abuse. She describes the basic functions and responsibilities of the Council.

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Dr. David Thomas

November 2013
Dr. David Thomas talks about pain research at NIH, the complexities of treating pain with prescription opioids, and finding new treatment options for acute and chronic pain. Read more from Dr. Thomas.

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