April 2010
Benefits of therapy include improved fetal growth.

Describes a voucher-based reinforcement therapy trial with pregnant smokers to determine its effectiveness in enhancing abstinence rates.

April 2010
Positive effects are most pronounced in disruptive boys.

Presents research findings on a study to test the effectiveness of a classroom activity designed to instill appropriate behavior during children’s first 2 years of school.

October 2009
Teaching aggressive youngsters social coping skills reduces their chances of becoming substance abusers.

Reports on research providing evidence that teaching aggressive youngsters social coping skills reduces their chances of becoming substance abusers.

October 2009
The power of the family and a focus on homework were keys to success.

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.

December 2008

Highlights a computerized intervention that reduced new mothers' drug abuse in the first 4 months postpartum as reported in a clinical trial of 107 women who abused drugs.

December 2008
Low-risk offenders do equally well with and without regularly scheduled court appearances.

Reports on research showing that increasing the mandatory drug court monitoring sessions for high-risk drug offenders can enhance program success rates.

June 2008
Researchers find probable precursors of adolescent conduct disorders in the behavior of toddlers and schoolchildren.

Describes research providing evidence that maternal smoking during pregnancy contributes to behavioral conduct disorders among toddlers, school-age children, and teens.

October 2007

Reports data on the prevalence of substance use among college students with ADHD, comparing those who received ADHD treatment with those who did not.

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