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Featured Topics: Substance Abuse
Substance Abuse
Substance abuse (which encompasses both illicit and legal drugs) imposes an extraordinary public health burden, with an estimated 22.2 million persons (nearly 9 percent of the population) suffering with substance dependence or abuse in the past year. This translates into societal costs of over $600 billion dollars annually in increased health care costs, crime, and lost productivity.

NIH ARRA funding is focusing on several important research avenues in substance abuse research, including:

  • immunotherapy approaches, such as vaccines, which work by stimulating the body’s immune system to produce antibodies,
  • the testing of promising medications and alternative formulations of proven treatments,
  • innovative interventions that build on recent behavioral and epidemiological research and those that take advantage of advances such as web-based technologies,
  • drug abuse prevention studies targeting youths and vulnerable populations such as children in foster care,
  • investigations of the mechanisms of alcohol and nicotine codependence, and
  • comparative effectiveness research

In this issue:
Substance Abuse

Related stories describing ARRA-funded “Substance Abuse” projects:
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Story TitleStateNIH ICAwardees' InstitutionType of StoriesContact PIResearch/Disease Category
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 23 items in 2 pages
After Inpatient Drug Rehab Programs, What Support Works Best? MD NIDA Johns Hopkins University Research Projects STITZER, MAXINE L Show Show
Atlas Will Reveal When and Where Genes Turn On in the Brain; ARRA Funds Underwrite Collaborative Web "Transcriptome" Resource CA, CT, WA NIMH University of Southern California, Yale University, Allen Institute for Brain Science Research Projects KNOWLES, JAMES A
LEIN, ED
SESTAN, NENAD
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Discovering Addiction Clues Could Help Smokers Kick the Habit NE NIDA University of Nebraska–Lincoln Research Projects SPITZ, DOUGLAS ROBERT Show Show
Dr. Danielle E. McCarthy Awarded NIH Challenge Grant on Smoking Cessation NJ NIDA,
OD
Rutgers University Researcher Profiles,
Research Projects
MCCARTHY, DANIELLE ERIN Show Show
Dr. David Mrazek: Directing a Personalized Approach to Alcoholism Treatment MN NIAAA Mayo Clinic Research Projects,
Results,
Researcher Profiles
MRAZEK, DAVID A. Show Show
Dr. Greg Berns: Looking at the Teenage Brain GA NIDA Emory University Researcher Profiles,
Research Projects
BERNS, GREGORY S. Show Show
Early Stimulus Funding Supports Research in Adolescent Addiction RI NIDA Brown University Science Training,
Research Projects,
Researcher Profiles
MIRANDA, ROBERT Show Show
Federal Stimulus Grant Supports Crucial Study of Anti-Nicotine Vaccine MD NIDA Nabi Biopharmaceuticals Research Projects KESSLER, PAUL D Show Show
Friends Research Institute Researcher Among First To Receive NIH Stimulus Funding MD NIDA Friends Research Institute Research Projects KINLOCK, TIMOTHY W Show Show
Improving Technique to ID Protein Function NE NIAID University of Nebraska–Lincoln Researcher Profiles,
Research Projects
BASSELL, GARY J
FENG, YUE
POWERS, ROBERT
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IU Neuroscientist Awarded $683,736 NIH Grant to Study the Brain and Risk Taking IN NIDA Indiana University Researcher Profiles,
Research Projects
BROWN, JOSHUA W Show Show
Local Partners Study Mobile Support for DC Tobacco Quitline DC NIDA The American Legacy Foundation`s Schroeder Institute for Tobacco Research and Policy Studies Researcher Profiles,
Research Projects
KIRCHNER, THOMAS ROBERT Show Show
Michael S. Kidorf — Effective Drug-Psychiatric Treatment MD NIDA Johns Hopkins University Researcher Profiles,
Research Projects
KIDORF, MICHAEL S Show Show
NIH Awards $18.3 Million in Recovery Act Funds to Support Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Education Nationwide OD Nationwide Science Training BAO, LEI
BOTTOMLEY, LAURA JONES
DERESKI, MARY O
DONNELLY, LAURIE
DUBINSKY, JANET M
FUCHS-YOUNG, ROBIN S.
GRISSMER, DAVID W.
HOWELL, JAMES ENDRES
HURTADO, SYLVIA
KELLMAN, PHILIP J
KLOPFER, ERIC
LOBBEN, AMY
MARKOWITZ, DINA GROSSMAN
OLSEN, POLLY
PIASTA, SHAYNE B.
PRITCHARD, DAVID E
SHAPIRO, JENESSA
SHEPHERD, VIRGINIA L
SHUGART, ERIKA C
SICKER, THEODORE
THACKER, BETH
TRIBBLE, LETA MEOLE
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Second Friends Research Institute Researcher To Receive NIH Stimulus Funding MD NIDA Friends Research Institute Research Projects MITCHELL, SHANNON GWIN Show Show
Social vs. Dependent Drinking: Is the Difference in the Brain? MD NIAAA Johns Hopkins University Research Projects WEERTS, ELISE M Show Show
Stimulus Grant of Nearly $9 Million to UC San Diego Funds Big Study of Young Brains CA NIDA University of California, San Diego Research Projects JERNIGAN, TERRY L Show Show
There May Be an APP to Help Veterans Fight PTSD MA NIDA University of Massachusetts-Worcester and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Results,
Research Projects
BOYER, EDWARD Show Show
Titan Pharmaceuticals Announces Positive Top Line Results in Confirmatory Phase 3 Trial of Probuphine CA NIDA,
OD
Titan Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Research Projects,
Results
BEEBE, KATHERINE L Show Show
UGA Professor Studies Link Between Stress, Drug Use Vulnerability in African Americans GA NIDA University of Georgia Researcher Profiles,
Research Projects
OBASI, EZEMENARI M Show Show

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