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Cravings triggered by marijuana-related cues, such as a marijuana pipe, are associated with a pattern of brain activity similar to that which accompanies cravings for other drugs, say NIDA-funded

Teens who participated in the school-based drug abuse prevention program Project ALERT were less likely than peers to engage in risky sexual behaviors as young adults, report NIDA-funded researchers. Dr. Phyllis

From the minute they arrive at the park, children move constantly. They run, jump, chase, and climb. Wrapped up in their fun, they aren't thinking about the health-promoting effects of

One Protein's Dual Role in Addiction

Chronic exposure to stimulant drugs introduces many changes in the brain's reward system. Some are pathological and others appear to be countermeasures to restore

In a randomized clinical trial of five smoking-cessation treatments, a combination of the nicotine patch and nicotine lozenge produced the greatest benefit, relative to placebo treatment, in helping people quit smoking

Nearly all Texas state prisoners who receive antiretroviral therapy while incarcerated experience some treatment interruption following their release, according to a new NIDA-funded study by Dr. Jacques Baillargeon of the

In the first randomized trial of Communities That Care (CTC), middle school students in towns that utilized the prevention system reported less delinquency, initiation of alcohol and tobacco use, and

In two nationally representative surveys, about 2 percent of mothers with at-home children under the age of 18 reported symptoms meeting the clinical criteria for abuse of or dependence on illicit

A vaccine to prevent cocaine abuse proved mildly effective in its first placebo-controlled test. Although their individual responses varied, vaccine recipients reduced their cocaine use more quickly than placebo recipients. A