The journal Neuron has an outstanding collection of “Reviews on Addiction” presented as an open-access special issue… for the month of March. Yes, you can get the articles below for free until March 31st.
Neuron’s homepage also features a podcast with Nora Volkow, a leading neuroscientist of addiction and current head of the National Institute of Drug Abuse. She speaks on the state of the art in addiction, both as a researcher and as head of NIDA, with Neuron’s senior editor Kris Dickinson.
Here’s a good sampling of what you can get – all pdfs. Or you can go directly to the Table of Contents.
Steve Hyman on Cognitive Enhancement: Promises and Perils
Nora Volkow et al on Addiction: Pulling at the Threads of Social Behaviors
Full Review Articles
Jeffrey Daley et al on Impulsivity, Compulsivity, and Top-Down Cognitive Control
Christian Luscher & Robert Malenka on Drug-Evoked Synaptic Plasticity in Addiction: From Molecular Changes to Circuit Remodeling
There are also articles on opiates and chronic pain, genetics of addiction, reward and obesity, and behavioral and pharmacological treatment.