Maia Szalavitz | The Sun Magazine

Maia Szalavitz

Maia Szalavitz is a columnist for Vice and freelancer for such publications as Time, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and Scientific American, specializing in neuroscience and addiction-related issues. Szalavitz is the author of Help at Any Cost: How the Troubled-Teen Industry Cons Parents and Hurts Kids; Born for Love: Why Empathy Is Essential — and Endangered (with Bruce D. Perry, MD); and a guide to recovery cowritten with Joseph Volpicelli, MD. Her latest book is Unbroken Brain: A Revolutionary New Way of Understanding Addiction. She’s received the American Psychological Association’s Addiction Division Award and the Drug Policy Alliance’s Edward M. Brecher Award for Achievement in Journalism.

— From June 2017
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