December 2010
A clinical trial encourages continued development of strategy based on immune system response.

Reports on the results of a clinical trial that tested the effectiveness of a cocaine vaccine designed as a therapy for cocaine abuse and plans underway for a new study of 300 patients to confirm these results.

December 2010
Methadone-treated and other patients fare equally well.

Describes a study that examined the effectiveness of combining two therapies for drug abuse addiction: methadone treatment and therapeutic communities, two approaches that are rarely combined.

December 2010

Reports findings from a survey that revealed that although substance abuse is prevalent in jails and prisons, many correctional facilities do not offer detoxification services or therapies to aid in maintaining abstinence.

December 2010
An approach that integrates individual, family, and community interventions outperformed other treatments.

Describes findings from two randomized clinical trials showing that treatment with multidimensional family therapy resulted in fewer drug-related problems than treatment with cognitive behavior therapy.

December 2010

Describes results from an animal study involving deep brain stimulation that holds promise as a therapy for severe cocaine addiction.

December 2010
Followup on Previous NIDA Notes report

Describes a study investigating the effectiveness of modafinil in enhancing sleep among cocaine abusers who are currently abstinent.

December 2010

Reports research to study the effectiveness of an intensive case management program to aid female substance abusers who receive welfare in staying off drugs and finding employment.

October 2010
A compound used to treat pulmonary disease has a long-lasting impact on heroin-seeking.

Reports on two studies that demonstrate the promise of treating addiction with medications that alleviate drug-induced alterations in signaling by the neurotransmitter glutamate.

October 2010

Presents a summary of a study that followed individuals who entered mental health crisis or substance abuse detoxification residential centers in San Francisco and the types of treatment they received.

April 2010
Integrated group counseling improves outcomes in a difficult-to-treat dual-disorder population.

Describes a study of participants who had both substance abuse and bipolar disorder to investigate the potential benefits of integrated group therapy for this population.

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