Many studies have established that a pregnant woman's smoking raises her child's risk of disruptive behavior disorders and of delinquency in the teen and young adult years, but its behavioral effects

Scientists and clinicians gathered in Rockville, Maryland, on October 1-2, 2007, to review initial research results from the burgeoning field of social neuroscience—the study of how neurobiology and the social environment

Each of the innovative and exciting research achievements described in this special issue of NIDA Notes represents a benchmark advance in NIDA's work to reduce the health and social effects of

To honor talented high school scientists who will produce the innovations of tomorrow and to foster their interest in addiction research, NIDA and Scholastic Corp. cosponsored the first Addiction Science Awards

Henry I. "Hank" Yamamura, an eminent neuropharmacologist, died September 4, 2008, after a long struggle with cancer. Even while ill, he continued his research and scholarly activities.

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Dr. Yamamura

The percentage of young adults who said they were abusing cocaine or methamphetamine dropped substantially from 2006 to 2007, according to the 2007 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH),

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In a recent clinical trial, a 20- minute computerized intervention reduced new mothers' drug abuse in the first 4 months postpartum. The computer software program, which was developed by

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Daily selenium supplements could serve as a useful adjunct therapy for HIV infection by holding HIV-1 viral load in check and elevating levels of infection-fighting CD4 cells. A randomized

Adjusting the frequency of mandatory drug court monitoring sessions according to offenders' risk of lapsing into criminal activity, including drug abuse, can enhance program success rates while conserving resources, according to

NIDA has established four Centers of Excellence for Physician Information to increase physicians' awareness of NIDA-funded research on the medical consequences of drug abuse and addiction and to provide the information

About one in three high school seniors has, in a 2-week period, either driven a vehicle after drinking alcohol or taking illegal drugs or ridden as a passenger with a driver

Studies comparing adolescent and adult rats have added to the evidence that the adolescent brain is particularly vulnerable to nicotine addiction. Dr. Edward D. Levin and colleagues at the Duke University