National Institute on Drug Abuse
Director's Report to the National Advisory Council on Drug
Preventing Drug Use Among Children and Adolescents: A Research-Based
NIH Publication #97-4212, NCADI #PHD734
This guide is designed to provide important research-based concepts and
information to further efforts to develop and carry out effective drug abuse
prevention programs. The information contained in this document was developed
in consultation with prevention scientists. This guide presents an overview
of the research on the origins and pathways of drug abuse, the basic principles
derived from effective drug abuse prevention research, and the application
of research results to the prevention of drug use among young people.
Epidemiologic Trends in Drug Abuse -Advance Report, December 1996
NIH Publication #97-4203
The Advance Report is biannual and provides descriptive information on
the most recent significant trends, emerging problems and populations at
risk. The style of the report is designed for a wide audience and is intended
to alert researchers, program officials and the general community to the
current status of drug use and abuse.
Epidemiologic Trends in Drug Abuse -Executive Summary, Volume I, December
NIH Publication # 97-4204
Volume I of this report provides a detailed and quantitatively driven
overview of current drug abuse patterns and trends. The report provides
program administrators and officials with specific indicators and ethnographic
information on current patterns and trends as well as emerging problems.
Epidemiologic Trends in Drug Abuse -Meeting Proceedings, Volume II, June
NIH Publication #97-4205
Volume II of this report contains the edited research reports submitted
by the Work Group participants and special presentations made at the biannual
meetings. It provides an in-depth analysis of the epidemiologic trends and
special reports for a limited audience made up primarily of drug abuse researchers
who can utilize this volume to identify potential areas for further research.
Meta-Analysis of Drug Abuse Prevention Program
NIH Publication #97-4146
The purpose of this monograph is to inform the drug abuse prevention
research and practitioner community of recent advances in research integration
methods and scientific findings in the area of drug abuse prevention programs.
The Validity of Self-Reported Drug Use: Improving the Accuracy of Survey
NIH Publication #97-4147
This monograph reviews and presents cutting-edge research on the validity
of self-reported drug use and discusses methodological advances designed
to reduce total error on estimates involving drug use data.
The Problems of Drug Dependence 1996: Proceedings of the 58th Annual
Scientific Meeting of the College on Problems of Drug Dependence
NIH Publication #97-4226
This volume provides the most current information regarding the findings
of preclinical and clinical researchers. The contents are written by participants
in the annual scientific meeting.
The Treatment of Comorbid Mental and Addictive Disorders
NIH Publication #97-4172
The purpose of this monograph is to promote the effective treatment of
individuals with comorbid mental and addictive disorders by reporting state-of-the-science
treatment research on individuals with comorbid mental and addictive disorders,
and research on HIV-related issues in this population.
Hilborn, M.D., Rane, S.G., and Pollock, J.D. EGF in Combination with
Depolarization or cAMP Produces Morphological but not Physiological Differentiation
in PC12 Cells. J Neurosci Res 47(1), pp. 16-26, 1997.
Mingting, T., Broxmeyer, H.E., Fan, Y., Lai, Z., Zhang, S., Aronica,
S., Cooper, S., Bigsby, R.M., Steinmetz, R., Engle, S.J., Mestek, A., Pollock,
J.D., Lehman, M.N., Jansen, H.T., M.Y., Stambrook, P.J., Tischfield, J.,
and Yu, L. Altered Hematopoiesis, Behavior, and Sexual Function in µ
Opioid Receptor-Deficient Mice. J. Exp. Med. 185, pp. 1517-1522, 1997.
Delany, P. Shaping the Drug Abuse Research Agenda: The Role of Social
Work, Invited Commentary in Issues of Substance, 2(1), 1997.
Acri, J.B., Wong, G., Lyon, T., Witkin, J.M., and Basile, A.S. Localization
and Pharmacological Characterization of Pigeon Diazepam-Insensitive GABAA
Receptors. Neuroscience, 77(2), pp. 371-378, 1997.
Ambrosio, E., Sharpe, L.G., and Pilotte, N.S. Regional Binding to Corticotropin
Releasing Factor Receptors in Brain of Rats Exposed to Chronic Cocaine and
Cocaine Withdrawal. Synapse, 25, pp. 272-276, 1997.
Najavits, L.M., Gastfriend, D.R., Nakayama, E.Y., Barber, J.P., Blaine,
J.D., Frank, A., Muentz, L., and Thase, M. A Measure of Readiness for Substance
Abuse Treatment: Psychometric Properties of the RAATE-R Interview. The American
Journal on Addictions, 6(1), pp. 74-82, 1997.
Barber, J.P., Frank, A., Weiss, R., Blaine, J.D., Siqueland, L., Moras,
K., Calvo, N., Chittams, J., Mercer, D., Salloum, I. Prevalence and Correlates
of Personality Disorder Diagnoses Among Cocaine Dependent Outpatients. Journal
of Personality Disorders, 10(4), pp. 297-311, 1996.
A chapter entitled "Behavioral Therapy Research: A Conceptualization
of a Process," written by Lisa Onken, Jack Blaine, and Robert Battjes,
all of DCSR, appeared in the recently published book, Innovative Approaches
for Difficult-to-Treat Populations, Henggeler and Santos (Editors), 1997.
A "Special Section" of Psychological Science entitled "Behavioral
Therapy Development and Psychological Science" is scheduled to be published
in the journal's May 1997 issue. The Special Section, edited by Lisa Onken,
is the result of a May 1996 meeting aimed at linking basic behavioral science
with behavioral therapy development research.
Hoffer, B.J. and Olson, L. Identification of the Nurr-1 Gene Product
as a Critical Transcription Element for the Development of Midbrain DA Neurons.
Science, April 11, 1997.
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