Maia Szalavitz offers blunt advice for folks covering addiction and drug use: "Think critically. Don't be the readers' nanny. You aren't there to send 'the right message.'"
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Do you want to better report on drug addiction and treatment? Avoid having Slate’s Jack Shafer feature your work in his Stupid Drug Story of the Week feature? Then follow these 15 tips from veteran journalist Maia Szalavitz.
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