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Entries by Maia Szalavitz from 12/2008

DeThrone The Drug Czar

| Posted 12.03.2008 | Politics

Due to the incredible response to my last post on this issue-- thank you everyone who responded and who forwarded it and who took action-- I was asked...

Scientists Endorse "Brain Boost" Drugs: Beginning of End of Drug War?

| Posted 12.08.2008 | Healthy Living

Researchers are arguing that drugs that "boost the brain" should be permitted legal if they are safe and effective. Here's where it gets interesting: many drugs that boost the brain also produce a high.

Obama Drug Czar Pick Tied to Christian Rehab Linked to Contributor Charged with $3.5 Billion Fraud (Updated)

| Posted 12.09.2008 | Politics

Ramstad's support for Teen Challenge shows a disregard for evidence-based treatment and either a willingness to abandon his beliefs about treating addiction or a failure to investigate what kinds of programs he funds.

Not Drug Czar -- Ramstad Now Wants to Head Treatment Agency. Just Say No!

| Posted 12.11.2008 | Politics

Is someone who opposes what the science says is the best treatment for heroin addiction really someone we want in charge of the agency which is supposed to help disseminate evidence-based care?

Lies, Damn Lies and Drug Statistics: Treatment Version

| Posted 12.15.2008 | Healthy Living

When Minnesota Teen Challenge responded to my recent blog entry about their anti-drug program, they cited a "study" to back their claims. What this paper actually shows is how easy it is produce good looking numbers.