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.
"Jag var så chockad att... det var som min mage frös till is, min hjärna också."
The cycle of outrage people have over whatever drug is fashionable hasn't gotten us any closer to figuring out why people abuse narcotics.
Decades of misinformation from the war on drugs have left hardcore users cynical about a very real danger.
Psilocybin can help cancer patients cope with depression and anxiety, according to two new US studies. But will President Trump fund research in what could be a revolutionary development in psychiatry?
The trend of slow but real progress away from absolute criminalisation of drugs in America is in serious trouble.
Weed did well at the polls, but the national picture is a murky one as Donald Trump—not necessarily a traditional drug warrior but very much a law-and-order guy—makes his way to the White House.
Prosecuting dealers for what clients do with their drugs could actually make the heroin crisis worse.
The dubious idea that we might "enable" our partners or loved ones suffering from addiction lingers—despite being unscientific and straight-up harmful.
The feds are set to make Kratom, a popular herbal painkiller used as an alternative to heroin and Oxy, schedule I. This is very bad for America's addicts and others who use opioids.
Breaking down how we decide which kinds of pleasure are acceptable and which ones are not OK.
Brock Turner's victim wasn't just drunk—she was at risk of coma or death when he attacked her behind a dumpster.
What, exactly, is so wrong with getting high in 2016?