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December 6, 2012 12:03 PM   Subscribe

Congratulations to Metafilter's own Maias are once again in order. She is a noted drug addiction and recovery specialist, who won the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology's media award Monday night.
posted by msali to MetaFilter-Related at 12:03 PM (45 comments total) 15 users marked this as a favorite

Holy cats, congrats!
posted by mathowie (staff) at 12:09 PM on December 6, 2012


Congrats!
posted by rmd1023 at 12:29 PM on December 6, 2012


AWESOME!

One of the best things about her work: how accessible it is to lay readers. She's one of a select group of journalists that are true experts at translating studies / medical information into consumer-oriented articles that can be easily understood, related to and absorbed by the average newspaper, magazine or website reader. That's a skill which many medical reporters aspire to, but is difficult to achieve consistently.

She couldn't be more deserving. Congratulations, Maias!
posted by zarq at 1:02 PM on December 6, 2012 [6 favorites]


Congratulations! Well done!
posted by Navelgazer at 1:04 PM on December 6, 2012


Congratulations! One of the best contributors here.
posted by the young rope-rider at 1:07 PM on December 6, 2012


Congratulations! I remember reading one of her books (Help at Any Cost, perhaps?) and then realizing she was a MeFite. I love seeing her articles pop up all over the Intarwebs, and I have noticed that she is a boon to whatever thread she posts in. Well deserved, indeed!
posted by fiercecupcake at 1:09 PM on December 6, 2012 [3 favorites]


Congratulations, brosephine!
posted by Greg Nog at 1:31 PM on December 6, 2012 [2 favorites]


Congratulations! I was just admiring her excellent rebuttal to that Lori Gottlieb New York Times magazine piece about how therapists need to brand themselves.
posted by purpleclover at 1:33 PM on December 6, 2012 [1 favorite]


Congratulations! May your profile be high for all the right reasons!
posted by Rustic Etruscan at 1:38 PM on December 6, 2012


That is crazy cool. Congratulations!
posted by Phire at 1:54 PM on December 6, 2012


That's so great! I had the great pleasure of meeting her at the holiday benefit for a local harm-reduction org a while back.

Congratulations!
posted by rtha at 1:56 PM on December 6, 2012


Congratulations Maias!
posted by LobsterMitten (staff) at 1:57 PM on December 6, 2012


Congratulations to maias on this well-deserved honor!
posted by Sidhedevil at 1:58 PM on December 6, 2012


KUDOS AND LAURELS
posted by The Whelk at 1:58 PM on December 6, 2012


w00t!
posted by mazola at 2:00 PM on December 6, 2012


Congrats!
posted by ericb at 2:12 PM on December 6, 2012


Felicitations!
posted by The corpse in the library at 2:16 PM on December 6, 2012


Well this just destroyed my afternoon with excellent, informative comments to read. Congratulations, Maias, that is an enviable achievement.
posted by invitapriore at 2:17 PM on December 6, 2012


!!
posted by edgeways at 2:28 PM on December 6, 2012


Well done.
posted by davejay at 2:33 PM on December 6, 2012


Shit, I can't even spell Neuropsychopharmachology!
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 2:52 PM on December 6, 2012 [2 favorites]


Congratulations!
posted by medusa at 3:41 PM on December 6, 2012


My goodness - in California they have reviews of rehabs.

Anyway, lang may yer lum reek.
posted by sgt.serenity at 4:21 PM on December 6, 2012


Excellent! Her comments are always worth reading. Congratulations.
posted by OmieWise at 4:30 PM on December 6, 2012


Congratulations, Maia!

Happy to be your fan on here and with my work hat on.
posted by gingerbeer at 4:40 PM on December 6, 2012


Bravo! Well done!
posted by Splunge at 5:16 PM on December 6, 2012


"It wasn't until I started studying the science that I really understood it. And it outraged me that this information wasn't more widely available since our policies and treatments are often based on practices that are harmful or counterproductive—as shown by the science."

As an ex-substance addict and present addictive personality, I am thrilled by this statement. Thank you so very much.
posted by Splunge at 5:20 PM on December 6, 2012 [1 favorite]


Brava! Thank you for the good work you do, Maias!
posted by batmonkey at 6:01 PM on December 6, 2012


Huzzah! Congratulations!
posted by smirkette at 6:09 PM on December 6, 2012


That is wonderful Maias.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 6:09 PM on December 6, 2012


Congrats!
posted by The White Hat at 6:35 PM on December 6, 2012


I really enjoy her work. This is well earned. Congratulations!
posted by Mister_A at 6:57 PM on December 6, 2012


I mean, as fellow MeFites, I'm not going to say we helped her win this award, but I'm not going to say we didn't help. So, you're welcome, Maias.

Seriously though, awesome work in a complicated field. Kudos!
posted by Rock Steady at 7:05 PM on December 6, 2012


Congratulations!
posted by bitter-girl.com at 7:18 PM on December 6, 2012


Oh really nice. As a newer member of your field, I've been following your stuff on sites like The Fix for quite a while. Congratulations.
posted by item at 7:55 PM on December 6, 2012


Maiaseltov!
posted by arcticseal at 9:41 PM on December 6, 2012 [1 favorite]


Huzzah!
posted by goshling at 10:21 PM on December 6, 2012


One of the very best contributors here — well done!
posted by Wolof at 4:18 AM on December 7, 2012


Brava indeed! Well-earned!
posted by fraula at 4:43 AM on December 7, 2012


Maias is indeed awesome.

The archive binge begins.
posted by tel3path at 8:31 AM on December 7, 2012


oh wow, thanks everyone!!!! Your support really means a lot— it gets very lonely writing this stuff sometimes and it is great to be part of the Mefi community. Truly honored.
posted by Maias at 12:23 PM on December 8, 2012 [6 favorites]


Huzzah! Well done, Maias.
posted by homunculus at 6:59 PM on December 8, 2012


At least one of Maias's articles was the subject of an FPP.
posted by homunculus at 7:00 PM on December 8, 2012


I also included one of her articles in this FPP.
posted by zarq at 8:00 PM on December 8, 2012


Congratulations, Maias. This is well deserved!
posted by harriet vane at 2:43 AM on December 9, 2012


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