December 2011
Delay-discounting test has clinical potential.

Reports on the relative influence of genes versus environment on adolescents’ choices that involve delayed gratification.

December 2011

Chronically delinquent boys in Multidimensional Treatment Foster Care reduced their substance abuse more than boys assigned to Community Group Care.

July 2011
Gender-specific programs designed to teach safe-sex behaviors that prevent spread of HIV prove effective among drug abuse treatment patients.

Discusses research that compares multiple sessions of motivational and behavioral training with that of a single intervention among male and female substance abusers to reduce high-risk sexual behaviors.

July 2011

Describe a study of newly arrested youths where researchers found correlations between the youths' prevalence of these sexually transmitted diseases and their cocaine and marijuana use.

March 2011
Communities That Care aids towns in choosing and implementing effective activities

Describes a community focused prevention program that aids towns in lowering rates of delinquency, initiation of alcohol and tobacco use, and binge drinking among middle school students.

March 2011

Reports on a school-based drug abuse prevention program showing that teens who participate in the program are less likely than their peers to engage in risky sexual behavior as young adults.

December 2010
Followup on Previous NIDA Notes report

Reviews research indicating that both parental influence and certain genes interact to influence nicotine addiction and that parental monitoring may play a role in reducing risk.

October 2010
Study suggests a role for the technology in designing effective media strategies.

Describes a study of smokers' brain function while they watched antismoking PSAs and findings suggesting that calmer ads may be more effective.

October 2010

Reports study findings that show young people who have gotten into trouble with the criminal justice system report high rates of sexual behaviors that increase risk of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections.

October 2010
Positive Action schools, families, and communities emphasize fairness and respect.

Reports on a school-centered program for social and emotional development that was credited with reducing rates of substance abuse, violent behavior, and voluntary sexual activity among primary school children.

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