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High School Seniors Steadily Increase Nonmedical Use of Sedatives Over 15 years

Basic Science, Published October 2006

Highlights data from an annual national survey of youth showing a pattern of rising nonmedical use of sedatives among high school seniors.

Buprenorphine Plus Behavioral Therapy Is Effective For Adolescents With Opioid Addiction

Published October 2006
A new study looks at extending the role of buprenorphine for treatment of adolescents.

Reports on a study of adolescents addicted to opioids who responded better to buprenorphine than clonidine in a clinical trial in which all patients also received behavioral therapy.

NIDA's National Advisory Council Welcomes New Members

Bulletin Board, Published October 2006

Introduces four new members to NIDA’s National Advisory Council on Drug Abuse, including Drs. Warren K. Bickel, Ellie E. Schoenbaum, and Marina E. Wolf, and Ms. Janet Wood.

Methamphetamine Increases, and HIV Decreases, Brain Volumes

Basic Science, Published July 2006
HIV infection and methamphetamine addiction produce distinct, partly overlapping effects on brain structures.

HIV infection and methamphetamine addiction produce distinct, partly overlapping effects on brain structures.

Sensory Aspects May Drive Addiction in Obese Smokers

Basic Science, Published July 2006
Obesity appears to reduce nicotine's rewarding effect in mice and humans.

Obesity appears to reduce nicotine's rewarding effect in mice and humans.

Bulletin Board

Bulletin Board, Published July 2006

NIDA Honors Dr. William L. Dewey, HHS and NIH Recognize NIDA Staff, ATLAS and ATHENA Prevention Programs Receive First Sports Illustrated Champion Award

Methamphetamine Evokes and Subverts Brain Protective Responses

Published July 2006
Two new studies appear to highlight the role of glial cells—the nervous system's equivalents to the body's immune cells—in methamphetamine abuse.

Two new studies appear to highlight the role of glial cells—the nervous system's equivalents to the body's immune cells—in methamphetamine abuse.

Research in Brief: Highlights of Recently Published NIDA-Supported Studies

Research in Brief, Published July 2006

"Light" Cigarettes Deliver Heavy Carcinogen Load; African-Americans Metabolize Nicotine Slowly; The Brain in Pain; Parents' Actions, More Than Their Words, Influence Kids' Smoking

Drugs Affect Men's and Women's Brains Differently

Published July 2006
Gender appears to influence biological responses to nicotine, cocaine, and alcohol.

Gender appears to influence biological responses to nicotine, cocaine, and alcohol.

Court-Mandated Treatment Works as Well as Voluntary

Published July 2006
Regardless of their impetus for participating in drug treatment—internal drive or external pressure—men had similar outcomes in the long term.

Regardless of their impetus for participating in drug treatment—internal drive or external pressure—men had similar outcomes in the long term.

Checkup System Catches Relapse Early and Facilitates Return to Treatment

Published July 2006
Researchers in Chicago apply an old medical maxim: "Chronic diseases require chronic cures."

Researchers in Chicago apply an old medical maxim: "Chronic diseases require chronic cures."

Animal Research Shows GHB Acts on GABA Receptors

Published April 2006
Baboon studies may help researchers learn how the club drug gamma-hydroxybutyrate exerts such a powerful grip when abusers try to quit.

Baboon studies may help researchers learn how the club drug gamma-hydroxybutyrate exerts such a powerful grip when abusers try to quit.

Cocaine Abuse and HIV Are Linked With Coronary Calcification

Published April 2006
Cardiovascular changes that are potential risk factors for serious heart disease are detected in relatively young people with HIV infection or a history of cocaine abuse.

Cardiovascular changes that are potential risk factors for serious heart disease are detected in relatively young people with HIV infection or a history of cocaine abuse.

Treatment During Work Release Fosters Offenders' Successful Community Reentry

Published April 2006
Long-term studies are helping to determine the most effective drug treatment protocols for prisoners in transition.

Long-term studies are helping to determine the most effective drug treatment protocols for prisoners in transition.

Brain Activity Patterns Signal Risk of Relapse to Methamphetamine

Published April 2006
Methamphetamine abusers who relapse after treatment appear to make decisions using different brain regions than do those who remain abstinent

Methamphetamine abusers who relapse after treatment appear to make decisions using different brain regions than do those who remain abstinent

Animal Experiments in Addiction Science

Published April 2006
To learn how drugs promote abuse and produce addiction, researchers focus on animal behaviors that parallel human drug-related behaviors.

To learn how drugs promote abuse and produce addiction, researchers focus on animal behaviors that parallel human drug-related behaviors.

Highlights of Recently Published NIDA-Supported Studies

Research in Brief, Published April 2006

Nicotine and Cocaine Vaccines Move Forward; No-Smoking Policy Did Not Deter Enrollment In Addiction Programs; GVG Shows Promise In Early Human Trials; Methamphetamine Disrupts Focus

Bulletin Board

Bulletin Board, Published April 2006

Clinical Trials Network Adds Texas and Appalachia Sites; NIDA Launches HIV/AIDS Public Awareness Campaign

Bupropion Helps People With Schizophrenia Quit Smoking

Published April 2006
Data address physicians' concerns about prescribing the medication for smokers with schizophrenia.

Data address physicians' concerns about prescribing the medication for smokers with schizophrenia.

Community-Based Treatment Benefits Methamphetamine Abusers

Published April 2006
A large California study finds favorable effects for inpatients and outpatients; women's gains are larger.

A large California study finds favorable effects for inpatients and outpatients; women's gains are larger.

Highlights of Recently Published NIDA-Supported Studies

Research in Brief, Published March 2006

Genes and Amphetamine; Brain Recovery in Meth Abusers; New Tools for Studying Inhalant Abuse; Weighing Nicotine Replacement; Teen Access to Cigarettes Declining, But Still High

Bulletin Board

Bulletin Board, Published March 2006

Dr. Bill Carlezon Receives the 2005 Jacob P. Waletzky Memorial Award; Psychological Association Honors Dr. Nora D. Volkow

Bulletin Board

Bulletin Board, Published October 2005

Ray, Jamie Foxx Among Winners of 9th Annual PRISM Awards; Breaking the Cycle of Drugs and Crime; 

Bulletin Board

Bulletin Board, Published August 2005

Trauma-Related Substance Abuse Persists After Mental Health Symptoms Abate; NIDA Support Brings First fMRI to South Africa; 

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