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Maia Szalavitz
Co-founder, Changing the Narrative
Szalavitz is the author, most recently, of Undoing Drugs: The Untold Story of Harm Reduction and the Future of Addiction, which is the first history of the movement to focus drug policy on minimizing harms, not highs. She's also a contributing opinion writer for the New York Times and has written or co-written eight other books. Changing the Narrative is a network of reporters, researchers, academics and advocates concerned about the way media represents drug use and addiction.

FOCUS: Drugs
ORGANIZATION: Changing the Narrative

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