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Entries by Maia Szalavitz from 01/2008

The Wire V. the Baltimore Sun: Which Covers Addiction Better?

| Posted 01.16.2008 | Healthy Living

HBO's The Wire does a far better job of examining the complexities of addiction than The Baltimore Sun. One must wonder about the kind of news judgment that regards 167 deaths as more important than 3,500 lives saved.

What We Can Learn from Heath Ledger's Death: Don't Mix Downs!!!

| Posted 01.25.2008 | Healthy Living

If I could only impart one lesson about reducing overdose risk, it would be this: Don't take "depressant" drugs -- drugs that make you calm or sleepy -- in combination with each other.