Stories by Maia Szalavitz

Maia Szalavitz is a columnist at She is also a health reporter at Time magazine online, and co-author, with Bruce Perry, of Born for Love: Why Empathy Is Essential—and Endangered (Morrow, 2010), and author of Help at Any Cost: How the Troubled-Teen Industry Cons Parents and Hurts Kids (Riverhead, 2006).   subscribe to Maia Szalavitz's feed

Posted on: Apr 15, 2014, Source:

Bob Forrest gives the finger to opioid maintenance—and to the consensus of international scientific opinion.

Posted on: Mar 11, 2014, Source:

2014 could be an unprecedented turning point.

Posted on: Jan 13, 2014, Source: The Fix

Don't believe the marijuana hype.

Posted on: Jul 24, 2013, Source: The Fix

From his first rehab in his early teens to the intervention staged by Glee co-creater Ryan Murphy in March, the star was failed in every possible way by an abstinence-only recovery culture.

Posted on: Jun 7, 2013, Source: The Fix

In a string of horrific crimes, one "tough-love" rehab is the common denominator.

Posted on: Feb 17, 2013, Source: The Fix

The media is all black or all white about brain drugs like Oxy and Adderall.

Posted on: Jul 31, 2012, Source: The Fix

With seven deaths since 2005, Scientology's Narconon flagship may finally face criminal charges. The bigger scandal is that faith-based addiction programs are embraced as primary treatment. Where does that leave AA?