The latest in neuroscience—sorted and summarized for you

Welcome to The Neuroscience Report where each week we will highlight a specific topic in neuroscience and provide you with links to 5 journal articles, 5 news articles, and 5 wildcard picks. Brought to you by Innovations in Clinical Neuroscience—your source for peer-reviewed, evidence-based information.

This week’s topic: Anti-addiction Medications

Journal Articles

Zonisamide, Topiramate, and Levetiracetam: Efficacy and Neuropsychological Effects in Alcohol Use Disorders

Preliminary Evidence for Normalization of Risk Taking by Modafinil in Chronic Cocaine Users

Buprenorphine Implants for Treatment of Opioid Dependence: Randomized Comparison to Placebo and Sublingual Buprenorphine/Naloxone

Risks and Benefits of Nalmefene in the Treatment of Adult Alcohol Dependence: A Systematic Literature Review and Meta-Analysis of Published and Unpublished Double-Blind Randomized Controlled Trials

Opioid Use and Dropout in Patients Receiving Oral Naltrexone With or Without Single Administration of Injection Naltrexone

News Articles

ASAM Releases National Practice Guideline for the Use of Medications in the Treatment of Addiction Involving Opioid Use

A Vaccine for Drug Addiction is in the Works

FDA May Approve Implantable Drug to Ease Opioid Withdrawal

Is Vivitrol a Cure for Drug Addiction?

Psychedelic Compounds like Ecstasy May Be Good for More Than Just a High


Prince’s Addiction and an Intervention Too Late

Treating Addicts: The Tension Between Drug Treatment and Abstinence

The Wonder Drug: Why Are Drug Courts Denying Heroin Addicts the Medicine They Need?

Addiction is Not a Disease but It’s Not a Choice Either

Blocking The High: One Man’s Quixotic Quest To Cure Addiction

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