Episode 22: Changing the Narrative with Maia Szalavitz and Leo Beletsky

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On this episode Narcotica highlights a new project from the Health in Justice Action Lab at Northeastern University called Changing The Narrative, which aims to correct flawed narratives about drugs, debunked myths, old tropes, and stigmatizing language in mainstream media. It includes a directory of expert sources that journalists can contact for a quote, or organizations looking for panelists or speakers, helping raise the standards for communication in this area.
Changing the Narrative is spearheaded by Maia Szalavitz, a drug policy reporter and author of the book “Unbroken Brain” and Leo Beletsky, Professor of Law and Health Sciences at Northeastern University, and created, in part, by our very own, Zachary Siegel. Narcotica co-hosts Troy Farah and Christopher Moraff join in this discussion about scientifically-grounded reporting on drug use and addiction.

For more info on Changing the Narrative, go to changingthenarrative.news
Find Maia Szalavitz on Twitter here and find Leo Beletsky here.

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Producers: Christopher Moraff, Troy Farah, Zachary Siegel
Co-Producer: Aaron Ferguson
Music: Glass Boy and Aaron Ferguson
Image Credit: Pixabay / Edit by Troy Farah
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