Author Maia Szalavitz to Speak in Blacksburg, VA on August 3

Maia SzalavitzHandshake 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.

UPDATE: Video and transcript are here.

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.

No time to read Unbroken Brain prior to the event?

Here are our top picks from her most recent publications.

Read Author to lead conversation on the science behind addiction by Luanne Rife for The Roanoke Times.

Unbroken Brain braids together three narratives: Maia Szalavitz’s personal story, what the science reports about addiction, and a call to action to change belief-based addictions treatment to evidence-based treatment.

The author will be available to sign audience members’ previously purchased copies of Unbroken Brain after the conversation. Here’s a link to multiple ways to buy Unbroken Brain prior to the event.

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

To learn more about why Maia Szalavitz was invited to Blacksburg:

If you would like more information about Maia Salavitz’s visit to Blacksburg, Virginia, please contact Anne Giles.

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Maia Szalavitz will give a public lecture on drug addiction at The University of Virginia’s College at Wise in Wise, Virginia on Thursday, August 4, 2016, 6:00 PM at the Banquet Room in Cantrell Hall. The lecture is free of charge and open to the public. Persons with family members or loved ones with addiction are especially invited to attend. For additional information, contact Hugh O’Donnell, 540-395-3926 or 540-762-0590.

Directions to Cantrell Hall in Wise, Virginia

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Community Discussion of Unbroken Brain on August 31

Let’s continue the conversation after Maia Szalavitz’s visit to Blacksburg!

We’ll Unbroken Brain by Maia Szalavitzgather for a community book discussion of Unbroken Brain on Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at 7:00 PM in the Community Room at Blacksburg Library, 200 Miller Street, in Blacksburg, Virginia.

The book discussion is free and open to the public.

We invite you to prepare for a lively discussion by considering these questions.

No time to read the book?

If you’ll sign up on the Unbroken Brain discussion Facebook event page we’ll know how many chairs to set up!

To learn more about author Maia Szalavitz:

If you would like more information, please contact Anne Giles.

Last updated 7/28/16

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