Maia Szalavitz

Maia Szalavitz

Maia Szalavitz is a reporter and author who focuses on science, public policy, and addiction treatment. She's the author of the New York Times bestseller Unbroken Brain: A Revolutionary New Way of Understanding Addiction.

  • Nej, hash er ikke et 'gateway drug'

    Flere studier peger på, at hash har præcis den modsatte effekt af, hvad du er blevet fortalt hele din ungdom.

  • Can Addicts Finally Force the War on Drugs to End?

    After decades of false starts, a legit political movement aimed at addressing addiction as a public health problem and led by those who are most affected by it may finally be taking shape.

  • How Not to Die of an Overdose

    Too many Americans die of overdoses that could be prevented by a combination of policy shifts and education.

  • Why America Needs an FDA for Recreational Drugs

    Because of the way they dodge regulation, the rise of legal highs reveals the bare truth about the inevitable failure of global prohibition – and why the only way forward is to regulate psychoactive substances rather than reflexively criminalise them.

  • How What You Believe Affects What You're Like When You're High

    For decades, connoisseurs of psychedelics have said that "set and setting"—your state of mind and your environment—influence how you experience drugs. And they're right.

  • How the War on Drugs Is Hurting Chronic Pain Patients

    Despite the claims of some government agencies, research has shown that the overwhelming majority of addictions do not start with a prescription, and most opioid prescriptions do not cause addiction.