Maia Szalavitz is one of the premier American journalists covering addiction and drugs. She is co-author of Born for Love and The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog, both with Dr. Bruce D. Perry. Her book, Help at Any Cost is the first book-length exposé of the “tough love” business that dominates addiction treatment. She writes for TIME.com, VICE, the New York Times, Scientific American Mind, Elle, Psychology Today and Marie Claire among others.
We are excited to have Maia Szalavitz on today to talk about her new book The Unbroken Brain.
Maia sheds light on understanding addiction as a learning disorder rather than a brain disease as well as the key connection between addiction and love. You won’t want to miss this episode.