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What You Really Don't Know About Recovery

By Maia Szalavitz

Once an addict, always an addict. Hitting bottom. Tough love. These are only myths about beating addiction. Why can't we handle the truth? MORE  

Justice for Cameron Douglas

By Maia Szalavitz

The scion of Hollywood royalty—and longtime addict—had his prison sentence doubled when opiates were found in his cell. Now, an A-list of addiction advocates is backing Douglas' appeal, arguing for treatment and against incarceration. MORE  

Missing Out on Mother's Day

By Maia Szalavitz

Addicted women who are (or are about to be) moms can pose serious risks to their children. But so can current punitive policies that purport to address the problem. What's the best solution? MORE  

The Media Is MIA on Drug Policy

By Maia Szalavitz

Stop the press! Journalists aren't exactly doing muckraking work when it comes to the government's controversial approach to drugs.  MORE  

No News Is Bad News for Overdose Drug

By Maia Szalavitz

The media is all over the problem of prescription drug overdoses, but when it comes to a fool-proof over-the-counter solution, there's scant coverage. MORE  

Where Is Your Outrage? The Trayvon Martin Case

By Maia Szalavitz

The murder of Trayvon Martin has sparked national anti-racism protests. But a smear-campaign alleging that the unarmed 17-year-old was "on drugs"—and therefore dangerous—has provoked only silence in the recovery community. MORE  

The Conspiracy Against Naloxone

By Maia Szalavitz

Naloxone is a cheap, safe, lifesaving drug that could save countless people from overdosing on heroin and other opiates. So why isn't it in every first aid kit? MORE  

Let's Get Real About Prescription Pills

By Maia Szalavitz

Abuse of meds by American teens has reached epidemic proportions. But if we're serious about keeping kids away from Oxy and Adderall, we need to get honest with them. MORE  

Addiction: Medical Disease or Moral Defect?

By Maia Szalavitz

In the moralistic bad old days, addicts were still viewed as having free will. But new scientific theories suggesting that addiction hijacks the brain have only increased the stigma they were supposed to stop. Here's an alternative to both of these no-win approaches. MORE  

A Bogus Addiction Panic Is Criminalizing Our Kids

By Maia Szalavitz

The DSM's new official definition of addiction will label many more young Americans with the disease. For a new generation of kids, that may become a self-fulfilling prophecy. MORE  

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Following the annexation of the region, Russia dealt a devastating blow to addicts by banning methadone treatment.

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