The media still does a terrible job of covering drug use


The American media has a terrible track record when it comes to covering drug use and the real risks of imbibing, writes Maia Szalavitz at Substance. The image above comes from a 1914 issue of The New York Times. But, despite the march of progress, media coverage of drugs and drug panics hasn't gotten a whole lot better. Szalavitz explains how a lack of skepticism and a yen for the salacious damages public discourse and what journalists can do to fix it.