Tide of Dementia (Nature, Nov 13, 2016) | The Athletic Brain (the set pieces, Nov 13, 2016) | Beer decreases shyness! (BBC, Sep 29, 2016) | Can we see taste? (NPR, Sep 29, 2016) | Gene linked to Autism/Sociability (Science News, Sep 29, 2016) | Sleep deprivation hits hard (Science News, Aug 15, 2016) | The neuroscience of “cool” (Quartz, Aug 01, 2016) | Neuroscience of bullying (Medical News Today, Jul 11, 2016) | Can Neuroscience Change Our Minds? (Times Higher Education, Jul 11, 2016) | Ketamine metabolite may ease depression (ScienceNews, May 10, 2016) | How Zika kills brain cells (ScienceNews, May 09, 2016) | Are humans the new supercomputer? (Science Daily, Apr 15, 2016) | What causes déjà vu? (Science Daily, Apr 15, 2016) | Memory retrieval for Alzheimer's? (Science News, Mar 22, 2016) | The sleepless brain (Slate, Nov 09, 2015) | Coffee can be good for you (Science News, Sep 21, 2015) | Neuroscience and the insanity defense (Inverse, Sep 18, 2015) | Brain eating amoeba? (Science News, Jul 28, 2015) | Boosting brain estrogen (Science News, Jul 24, 2015) | How the brain keeps time (ScienceNews, Jul 20, 2015) | Teen brains and dopamine (Medical Express, Jul 07, 2015) | “Inside out” movie animates emotions (NBC News, Jul 06, 2015) | Is creativity linked to psychosis? (Nature, Jul 06, 2015) | Is porn really addicting? (Shape, Jul 06, 2015) | The science of oxytocin (Nature, Jul 06, 2015) | Drunk with love? (The Telegraph, May 26, 2015) | Potential trigger for schizophrenia (Science Daily , Apr 09, 2015) | The Neuroscience of Jimi Hendrix (Forbes, Mar 16, 2015) | How to keep your brain from shrinking (EurekAlert, Mar 05, 2015) | The neuroscience of freestyle rap (Medical Daily , Feb 23, 2015) | Neuroscience of marijuana munchies (The Scientist, Feb 23, 2015) | The psychopharmacology of love (Salon, Feb 23, 2015) | Peptide controls binge eating (Futurity , Feb 23, 2015) | At-home brain stimulation (Science News, Nov 03, 2014) | Chocolate boosts aging brains (Science News, Oct 28, 2014) | Balancing the excitation in depression (Science News, Sep 29, 2014) | Neuroscience of Emoticons (Fast Co Design, Aug 11, 2014) | Doodling affects your brain (Wall Street Journal, Aug 04, 2014) | We use just 10% of our brains? (Quartz, Jul 28, 2014) | Marijuana use decreases dopamine (Science News, Jul 22, 2014) | Is love addicting? (Psych Central, Jul 20, 2014) | Scientists stop worms from getting drunk (University of Texas, Jul 20, 2014) | About that brain decoder... (BBC, Jul 20, 2014) | Stress, Age, and Memory (IowaNow, Jun 23, 2014) | Stress and your brain (Science News, Jun 09, 2014) | Bilingualism Benefits Aging Brain (Sci-News, Jun 09, 2014) | Brain area imparts resilience (Washington Post, Jun 09, 2014) | Your brain in 2050 (Inc, Jun 04, 2014) | Are you getting enough sleep? (The Telegraph , May 17, 2014) | Why you don't remember being a baby (Science News, May 13, 2014) | Dogs get anxiety too (The Atlantic, May 09, 2014) | Potential drug for cocaine addiction (Buffalo.edu, May 02, 2014) | A man with amnesia (Muskogee Phoenix, Apr 14, 2014) | Green tea boosts your brain (Science Codex, Apr 14, 2014) | The Neuroscience of Art (ULoop, Apr 14, 2014) | Caffeine-like drugs (Bloomberg, Mar 25, 2014) | Neuroscience of color (Fast Company, Mar 25, 2014) | Tuning the brain (Nature, Mar 24, 2014) | 10 things wrong about anxiety (Huffington Post, Mar 17, 2014) | NIH rethinks psychiatry trials (Nature, Mar 17, 2014) | The neuroscience of leadership (CIO, Mar 10, 2014) | Why some people don’t like music (PolicyMIC, Mar 10, 2014) | How brains see music (The Atlantic, Feb 24, 2014) | Why remember dreams? (Medical Xpress, Feb 24, 2014) | Most Realistic Movie Psychopaths (Science News, Jan 20, 2014) | Does Caffeine Boost Memory? (Science News, Jan 20, 2014)

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Article- 'Unbroken Brain' Explains Why 'Tough' Treatment Doesn't Help Drug Addicts

Tough love, interventions and 12-step programs are some of the most common methods of treating drug addiction, but journalist Maia Szalavitz says they're often counterproductive.

"We have this idea that if we are just cruel enough and mean enough and tough enough to people with addiction, that they will suddenly wake up and stop, and that is not the case," she tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross.

Szalavitz is the author of Unbroken Brain, a book that challenges traditional notions of addiction and treatment. Her work is based on research and experience; she was addicted to cocaine and heroin from the age of 17 until she was 23.

Szalavitz is a proponent of "harm reduction" programs that take a nonpunitive approach to helping addicts and "treat people with addiction like human beings." In her own case, she says that getting "some kind of hope that I could change" enabled her to get the help she needed. - Read More (Source - NPR Images- Taylor Callery/Ikon Images/Getty Images)

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NPP ReviewPublished each January as a special collection of review articles, the 2015 issue of NPPR addresses Neurodevelopment and the Origins of Brain Disorders.  Neuropsychopharmacology Reviews