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Books & Articles by Maia Szalavitz
When Is "Tough Love" Torture?
Mother Jones / News
Published: May 4, 2008

A new talk or behavioral therapy, even for children, can be introduced and sold by anyone without being vetted by any government agency.

Romney, Torture, and Teens
Reasononbline News
Published: June 27, 2007

The former governor's connections to abusive "tough love" camps

The Trouble with Troubled Teen Programs
Reasononbline News
Published: January 2007

How the "boot camp" industry tortures and kills kids Nominated for an L.A. Press Club Award!

Tough Love and Free Speech
Reasononbline News
Published: August 24, 2007

How a 'child advocate' gamed the media

Getting Tough on Private Prisons for Teens
Reason Online - October 16, 2007
Residential programs for troubled teenagers tell parents they'll cure kids' behavior problems. But Congress may be cracking down after allegations of abuse and a GAO report that at least 10 teens have died in these facilities.
Shocks From the System
New York Times Op-Ed
Published: January 7, 2007
The Trouble with Troubled Teen Programs
Reason Online - January 2007 Print Edition
How the "boot camp" industry tortures and kills kids
The Doctor Wasn't Cruel Enough
Reason Online - June 2, 2006
How one physician escaped the panic over prescription drugs
Recovery Options: The Complete Guide
How You And Your Loved Ones Can Understand And Treat Alcohol And Other Drug Problems
The Trouble With Tough Love
Washington Post ~ Sunday Outlook
Read Washington Post Chat Session from Monday, Jan 30th
Dr. Feelscared
Drug warriors put the fear of prosecution in physicians who dare to treat pain.
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Why Jesus is Not a Regulator
Commentary on President George W. Bush's (then) new White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives for The American Prospect
Sick treatment: when drug counselors attack. (Intelligence the Big Idea)
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