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NIDA Science & Practice Perspectives

Volume 1, Number 1 - July 2002

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HIV/Hepatitis Prevention in Drug Abuse Treatment Programs: Guidance From Research
James L. Sorensen, Ph.D., Carmen L. Masson, Ph.D., and David C. Perlman, M.D.

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The Neurobiology of Opioid Dependence: Implications for Treatment
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Koob, G.F., and LeMoal, M., 2001. Drug addiction, dysregulation of reward, and allostasis. Neuropsychopharmacology 24(2):97-129. Abstract Available

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Treatment Practice and Research Issues in Improving Opioid Treatment Outcomes
T. Ron Jackson, M.S.W.

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Treating Women Drug Abusers: Action Therapy and Trauma Assessment
Ann S. Uhler, M.A., and Olga V. Parker, Ph.D.

Stewart, S.H., 1996. Alcohol abuse in individuals exposed to trauma: A critical review. Psychological Bulletin 120(1):83-112. Abstract Available


Using Behavioral Reinforcement To Improve Methadone Treatment Participation
Robert K. Brooner, Ph.D., and Michael Kidorf, Ph.D.

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Silverman, K., et al., 1995. Incongruity between occupational interests and academic skills in drug abusing women. Drug and Alcohol Dependence 40:115-123. Abstract Available

Silverman, K., et al., 1996. Increasing opiate abstinence through voucher-based reinforcement therapy. Drug and Alcohol Dependence 41(2):157-165. Abstract Available

Stitzer, M., et al., 1977. Medication take-home as a reinforcer in a methadone maintenance program. Addictive Behaviors 2(1):9-14. Abstract Available

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