Pandemic: It’s Important to Remember the Human Capacity for Positive Change, The Wire: Science, 12/15/20

Pandemic Shaming Can Backfire. Here’s a Better Way, Medscape, 12/3/20

We Need to Start Over with Drug Policy: Interview with Maia Szalavitz, Evergreen Treatment Services, 11/12/20

Effective Harm Reduction Responses to the Worsening Overdose Crisis Caused by COVID‐19, Drug Policy Alliance, moderator, 10/20/20

YouTube’s ‘This is Paris’ reveals Hilton’s rich girl persona masks genuine trauma, NBC News: Think, 9/19/20

Claiming the Moral High Ground – A Global Indictment of the War on Drugs, Drug Truth Network, 9/11/20

Harm Reduction as a Public Health Strategy for Pandemics, presentation, Cato Institute, 6/3/20

DPP #22: Are You Addicted? Maia Szalavitz and the Unbroken Brain, interview, Drug Positive podcast, 5/14/20

Brain Implants to Treat Addiction Are Dangerous and Promising, Vice, 5/5/20

People Who Take Opioid Painkillers Are Getting Screwed Thanks to Coronavirus, Vice, 3/24/20

A Vending Machine in Canada Is Dispensing a Drug Twice as Strong as Heroin, Vice, 2/10/20

What Happens When a ‘Progressive’ Democrat Refuses to Help People with Addiction, Vice, 12/20/19

Affluenza, Radio Health Journal, interview, 12/15/19

Drug Truth Network, interview, 12/5/19

Doctors Are Still Denying People Pain Meds and the Results Are Deadly, Vice, 11/4/19

The Bankruptcy Money From the Makers of Oxycontin Might Actually Save Lives, Vice, 11/24/19

The DEA Shares Blame for the Opioid Crisis, Vice, 9/16/19

Weed Is Way Stronger Than It Used to Be. That’s Why It Should Be Legal, Vice, 9/12/19

Democrats Are Racing to Look Progressive on Drugs, Vice, 8/30/19

Johnson & Johnson Twisted the Truth. Here Are the Facts., The New York Times, 8/29/19

291: Maia Szalavitz – A Different Lens on Addiction – Re-Release, The One You Feed, podcast, 7/30/19

Remembering Mark Kleiman, a Relentlessly Thoughtful Scholar of Drug Policy, The Intercept, 7/28/19

An Unprecedented Drop in Overdose Deaths Is Sadly Not Reason to Celebrate, Vice, 7/22/19

Media Frame: Fentanyl Panic Is Worsening the Overdose Crisis, with Zachary A. Siegel, The Appeal, 7/16/19

Facebook Is Censoring Posts That Could Save Opioid Users’ Lives, Vice, 7/2/19

Encore: Is Addiction a Learning Disorder with Maia Szalavitz, Beyond Addiction Show with Dr. Josh King, interview, 6/13/19

The Mysterious Consequences of Repeatedly Overdosing on Opioids, Vice, 6/5/19

After Leaving Thousands in Agony, the CDC Is Finally Clarifying Its Painkiller Restrictions, Vice, 4/25/19

Fentanyl Speedballs Are the Latest Disturbing Trend in America’s Opioid Crisis, Vice, 4/25/19

Big Pharma’s Millions Won’t Solve the Opioid Crisis, Tonic/Vice, 4/10/19

Compassion Not Contempt: Interview with Maia Szalavitz, interview with Adi Jaffe, Ph.D., Psychology Today, 3/18/19

Bill McKibben: From Coal and Gas to Wind and Sun, Start Making Sense,  3/7/19

How One Group Is Expanding Access to Overdose-Reversing Drugs Through the Mail, Tonic/Vice, 3/1/19

A Tale of Two Cities in the Grips of the Opioid Crisis, The Nation, 2/21/19

The Deadly Worst Case Scenario for America’s Xanax Obsession, Vice, 2/13/19

When the Cure Is Worse Than the Disease, The New York Times, 2/9/19

Treating Addictions with Compassion, podcast interview, Ruthless Compassion with Dr. Marcia Sirota, 1/31/19

What makes addiction a disease?, interview, WHYY, 1/11/19

The dos and don’ts of helping a drug-addicted person recover, Big Think, interview, 1/16/19

All the Things the New Anti-Weed Crusade Gets Horribly Wrong, Vice, 1/14/19

Addictive Drugs Should Not be Marketed, Period, Tonic/Vice, 1/18/19

We could cut the opioid death rate by 50% – but we’re not, Big Think, interview, 1/8/19

19-01 Segment 1: Personality and Drug Abuse, Radio Health Journal, 1/6/19 – 1/12/19

What’s worse than drug addiction? The cruelty of drug treatments, Big Think, interview, 12/16/18

An Influential Think Tank Suggested That Harm Reduction Doesn’t Work, Tonic/Vice, 12/13/18

Insurance Is Supposed to Cover Addiction Treatment, But It’s Still a Nightmare, Tonic/Vice, 12/10/18

Drug prevention advice for parents, Big Think, interview, 12/10/18

This Is How to Get Health Insurance to Cover Treatment for Opioid Addiction, Tonic/Vice, 11/6/18

Net Worth v Self Worth: Do We All Need Inequality Therapy?,, 11/2/18

Public Workshop of the Committee on Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder, The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, Medicine, presentation, 10/30/18

Deep Systemic Change: My 10 Steps to Transform Addiction Treatment, Filter, 10/8/18

If a Woman Drinks, It’s Her Fault. If a Man Drinks, It’s an Excuse, Vice, 9/24/18

Let’s Not Overstretch Neuroplasticity, Medium, 9/21/18

Big Pharma’s Opioid Greed Was Even Worse Than We Thought, Vice, 9/13/18

Addiction Doesn’t Always Last a Lifetime, The New York Times, 8/31/18

Forcing Pain Patients Off Their Meds Won’t End the Opioid Crisis, Tonic/Vice, 8/21/18

These Drug Users Don’t Want Their Dealer Prosecuted if They OD, Vice, 8/20/18

What the Media Gets Wrong About Opioids, Columbia Journalism Review, 8/15/18

What Makes You Vulnerable to a Gambling Addiction?, Addiction Help, 8/8/18

Labeling People Video Game ‘Addicts’ Could Be a Massive Mistake, Vice, 7/23/18

There’s No Rational Way to Justify America’s Drug Laws, Tonic/Vice, 7/13/18

Drug Truth Network, interview, 7/12/18

Doctors Should Be Handing Out Addiction Meds On Demand, Tonic/Vice, 6/26/18

The Link Between Childhood Trauma and Addiction, Tonic/Vice, 6/20/18

This Is Why Xanax Is Blowing Up in America, Vice, 6/12/18

The Feds Are Raiding the Offices of Doctors Who Prescribe Addiction Medication, Tonic/Vice, 6/6/18

Episode 82: The Unbroken Brain with Maia Szalavitz, Healing Paths, interview, 5/21/18

Walmart’s Dumb New Opioid Policy Could Cost Lives, Vice, 5/8/18

Just Because You Can’t Stop Taking Antidepressants Doesn’t Mean You’re Addicted, Vice, 4/25/18

What Happened When a Writer Who Idolized Drunk Authors Got Sober, Vice, 4/5/18

The White House Is Hosting a Tasteless Opioid Crisis Memorial, Vice, interview, 4/4/18

New Opioid Memorial Demeans People Who Died From Painkiller Overdoses, Vice/Tonic, 3/29/18

Why Trump’s Opioid Plan Will Harm More People Than It Will Save, Self, 3/28/18

Why it’s not ‘enabling’ to make drug use safer, The Washington Post, 3/13/18

What makes you vulnerable to a gambling addiction?, Big Think, video, 3/10/18

Understanding addiction: Why your brain gets hooked on gambling, Big Think, interview, 3/10/18

Why we’re psychologically hardwired to blame the victim, The Guardian, 2/27/18

Why These People Took Drug Combinations That Nearly Killed Them, Vice, 2/21/18

Rhode Island Cut Post-Prison Overdose Deaths in Half, Tonic/Vice, 2/14/18

Women Are Leading the Fight Against the War on Drugs, Vice, 2/5/18

What’s behind rich people pretending to be self-made?, The Guardian, 1/29/18

What Can I Do to Help People With Opioid Addiction?, interview, NHPR, 1/25/18

The Wrong Way to Treat Opioid Addiction, The New York Times, 1/17/18

Episode 119, HOME Podcast, interview, 1/16/18

Forced Rehab Isn’t the Solution, Tonic/Vice, 1/9/18

Going After Weed in the Middle of a Deadly Opioid Crisis Is Insane, Vice, 1/9/18

  • Maia’s writing from 2016-2017 is here.
  • Selections from Maia’s pre-2016 writing are here.

Last updated 11/16/21