Maiz Szalavitz is the author of Undoing Drugs: The Untold Story of Harm Reduction and the Future of Addiction, and the New York Times bestseller Unbroken Brain: A Revolutionary New Way of Understanding Addiction.
Below are current articles by Maia Szalavitz.
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Why Forced Addiction Treatment Fails, The New York Times, 4/30/2022
How the Drug War Died, The Nation, 4/11/2022
What the Opioid Crisis Took From People in Pain, The New York Times, 3/7/2022
Doctors Prescribing Opioids in Good Faith Should Not Be Prosecuted, Scientific American, 2/25/2022
Opinion: We’re Waging the Wrong Battle Against Opioids, Undark, 2/4/2022
Treating Addiction as a Crime Doesn’t Work. What Oregon Is Doing Just Might, The New York Times, 1/26/2022
Opioids Feel Like Love. That’s Why They’re Deadly in Tough Times, The New York Times, 12/6/2021
How Key Early Ideas Helped Shape Today’s Harm Reduction Movement, Filter, an excerpt from Undoing Drugs, 11/23/2021
Rethinking What it Means to Recover from Addiction, Time, 9/29/2021
Book talk on Undoing Drugs: The Untold Story of Harm Reduction and the Future of Addiction, Drug Policy Alliance Department of Research and Academic Engagement, 9/22/2021
The FDA Shouldn’t Support a Ban on Kratom, Scientific American, 8/12/2021
The Pain Was Unbearable. So Why Did Doctors Turn Her Away?, Wired, 8/11/2021
How Drug Users Developed a Key Approach to Fighting Covid, The New York Times, 7/23/2021
Harm Reduction Is the Best Approach for COVID and Drug Addiction, Scientific American, 7/7/2021
We’re Overlooking a Major Culprit in the Opioid Crisis, Scientific American, 5/28/2021
What the Incredible Achievements of ACT UP Can Teach Activists Today, Filter, 5/19/2021
Pain and Isolation Are Driving America’s Lockdown Overdose Surge, Vice, 2/18/2021
Maia’s writing from 2018-2020 is here.
Last updated 3/20/2022