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Entries by Maia Szalavitz from 01/2009

DEA, Florida 'Honor' Abusive Rehab Founder, Wife of Republican Financier

| Posted 01.16.2009 | Healthy Living

Imagine if Wall Street were to honor Bernie Madoff for his skills as an investor. The equivalent just happened in Florida, where Betty Sembler has been honored for her work fighting drugs.

Obama Sends Drug Warriors to UN, DEA to CA: Stop Fighting Bush's Wars

| Posted 01.29.2009 | Politics

Obama must take advantage of this rare opportunity to expose the tired rhetoric of the drug war and do the right thing. Support harm reduction like the rest of the developed world does.

Good News: Bad Economy Killing Abusive Teen Programs

| Posted 01.30.2009 | Healthy Living

There is a silver lining to this bleak economy: Abusive and ineffective "tough love" programs for teens are failing right and left.