Archives for July 2016

The Best of Maia Szalavitz

Maiz Szalavitz has written on the neuroscience of addiction for more than a quarter of a century, synthesizing and illuminating that work in her most recent book, Unbroken Brain: A Revolutionary New Way of Understanding Addiction

Maia Szalavitz in Blacksburg, VA

Since publication of Unbroken Brain in April of this year, Maia has written more than 30 additional articles which have appeared in multiple news sources including The New York Times, The Washington Post, and the Guardian.  She has been interviewed numerous times, including by Terry Gross of NPR’s Fresh Air and by Johann Hari with VolteFace. I have attempted to curate Maia Salavitz’s prolific work since April, 2016 here. Maia released a series of pre-publication images via Twitter that we have curated and transcribed as 5 Addiction Myths Challenged by Maia Szalavitz in Unbroken Brain.

Maia Szalavitz will be speaking in Blacksburg, Virginia on August 3, 2016.

For those who haven’t yet read Unbroken Brain, but would like an orientation to Maia’s work, I offer these suggested highlights.

If you only have time to read one article:

If you only have time to listen to one podcast:

If opioid addiction is of interest:

If addictions treatment is of interest:

If addictions recovery advocacy is of interest:

If an interview with Maia is of interest:

And if you want to have what you thought you knew about addiction torched, try these:

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Handshake Media, Incorporated is honored to present “What’s a Town to Do About Addiction? A Conversation with Maia Szalavitz, Author of Unbroken Brain: A Revolutionary New Way of Understanding Addiction” at 7:00 PM EST on Wednesday, August 3, 2016, in Blacksburg, Virginia.

Thanks to its generous donation of meeting space, the event will be held in the New River Room at New River Valley Community Services, 700 University City Boulevard, Blacksburg, Virginia.

Directions to New River Valley Community Services (NRVCS) in Blacksburg, Virginia

The event is free and open to the public and will include time for Q & A with author Maia Szalavitz.

Can’t attend? NRVCS will be livestreaming the event on its Facebook page on Wednesday, August 3, 7:00 PM EST.

Read the full event details here. For more information about the evnt, please contact Anne Giles, 540-808-6334, [email protected]