Maia Szalavitz

Reporter and Author

Maia Szalavitz is a reporter and author who focuses on science, public policy and addiction treatment. She is co-author of “Born for Love” and “The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog,” both with Dr. Bruce D. Perry, as well as “Recovery Options: The Complete Guide,” co-authored with Dr. Joseph Volpicelli, who also appears in this film. Maia’s book, “Help at Any Cost” is the first book-length exposé of the “tough love” business that dominates addiction treatment. Her newest book is “Unbroken Brain: A Revolutionary New Way of Understanding Addiction,” which combines her personal story with a distillation of more than 25 years of science and research. Maia also writes for, VICE, the New York Times, Scientific American Mind, Elle, Psychology Today and Marie Claire among others.