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Entries by Maia Szalavitz from 08/2007

AP v. USA Today: "PR-infested" Drugs Coverage Fails Readers

| Posted 08.16.2007 | Media
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It's not often that two news organizations provide perfect contrasts in how to cover -- and how not to cover -- drug-related surveys.

CBS' Reality Show Kid Nation Abusive, But Real Life Brat Camp, No Problem

| Posted 08.20.2007 | Healthy Living
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There is more regulation on dog kennels in many states than there is overseeing "troubled teen" programs. Anyone-- there are no educational requirements, no background checks -- can open one.

How ABC, the Wall Street Journal and Forbes Botched A Tale of Reputations, Tough Love and Censorship

| Posted 08.24.2007 | Media
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If you want to marvel at big media's laziness-- and the exploitable flaws in citizen journalism-- check out this story.

What Makes An Addict?

| Posted 08.28.2007 | Healthy Living
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I went from the Ivy League to IV drugs. And I've been obsessed with figuring out what addiction is ever since. Is it a disease? A moral weakness?

Just Call It "Therapy"-- Illegal Interrogation Tactics, Child Labor Instantly Acceptable

| Posted 08.30.2007 | Healthy Living
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What a strange world we live in, and what incredible power the ideas of "therapy" and "fighting drugs" have to blind people to human rights abuses.