Maia Szalavitz

Maia Szalavitz is a journalist who has been covering addiction and drug related issues for nearly 30 years. She writes a column for Vice and has been a health reporter and columnist for Time magazine.

Donald Trump’s Promise of More Jobs Could Mean Less Drug Abuse

 

Editor’s Note: This is part four in a five-part series on a new approach to the War on Drugs. This is a nuanced topic and we present the views here as a contribution to the conversation. You can read Part I here and Part II here and Part III here. Research shows that unemployment and low socioeconomic status are […]

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How Marijuana Could Help Fight the Overdose Epidemic

 

Editors Note: This is part three in a five-part series on a new approach to the War on Drugs. This is a nuanced topic and we present the views here as a contribution to the conversation. You can read Part I here and Part II here. Seven states, which now include nearly 25 percent of the U.S. […]

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Treating Opioid Addiction: A Radical Way

 

Editors Note: This is part two in a five-part series on a new approach to the War on Drugs. This is a nuanced topic and we present the views here as a contribution to the conversation. You can read Part I here. There is a treatment for opioid addiction that has been shown repeatedly to […]

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President Trump Needs to Gut Regulations That Harm Effective Drug Policy

 

Support for President Trump is highly correlated with living in a region stricken by what are being called “deaths by despair”: skyrocketing rates of suicide, alcohol-related fatalities and most notably, relentlessly rising deaths from opioid overdose. These often-rural areas have been hit hard by job losses, with high unemployment and shredded social fabric. Not surprisingly, […]

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