The Fix http://thefix.com Addiction and recovery, straight up. en North Dakota Oil Boom Triggering Spike In Drug Trade http://thefix.com/content/north-dakota-oil-boom-sparking-drug-trade-spike <img src="http://thefix.com/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/oil%20derrick.jpg?itok=6x_7bi39" alt="" /><p>The flow of oil has triggered a flood of meth and heroin, with the feds seeing triple the number of prosecutions for drugs in recent years.</p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 08:30:00 -0400 McCarton Ackerman http://thefix.com/content/north-dakota-oil-boom-sparking-drug-trade-spike Morning Roundup: April 17, 2014 http://thefix.com/content/morning-roundup-april-17-2014 <img src="http://thefix.com/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/tylersteven.jpg?itok=2XnBmyTn" alt="" /><p><strong>Rob Kardashian</strong> denies drug abuse, man huffing paint <strong>punches pitbull</strong>, bus driver arrested for driving <strong>drunk teens</strong>, and <strong>middle school</strong> kid wears 'I [Heart] Weed shirt.</p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 07:00:00 -0400 Shawn Dwyer http://thefix.com/content/morning-roundup-april-17-2014 The Rise of Peer-Based Naloxone Distribution Programs http://thefix.com/content/rise-peer-based-naloxone-distribution-programs <img src="http://thefix.com/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/syringe_0.jpg?itok=s6VNNHZb" alt="" /><p>Lawmakers are finally realizing that restricting access to naloxone is a bad idea; by extending the drug's availability to outreach workers, active drug users, and family members, we save lives.</p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:41:54 -0400 Tessie Castillo http://thefix.com/content/rise-peer-based-naloxone-distribution-programs The Worst Advice I’ve Ever Gotten In Recovery http://thefix.com/content/worst-advice-i%E2%80%99ve-ever-gotten-recovery <img src="http://thefix.com/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/advice.jpg?itok=YqisDbTd" alt="" /><p>Take what you need and leave the rest; AA is full of suggestions that are asinine at best, harmful at worst.</p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 23:02:26 -0400 Jenny Chu http://thefix.com/content/worst-advice-i%E2%80%99ve-ever-gotten-recovery Nearly a Third of Alcoholic Beverages Have Inaccurate Labels http://thefix.com/content/nearly-third-alcoholic-beverages-have-inaccurate-labels <img src="http://thefix.com/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/liquor%20store.jpg?itok=8lFUCNrg" alt="" /><p>According to a 2013 survey, thirty percent of all booze labels have faulty information about alcohol content.</p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 19:30:00 -0400 John Lavitt http://thefix.com/content/nearly-third-alcoholic-beverages-have-inaccurate-labels Warning Signs: 5 Red Flags in Kids Who Are Susceptible to Addiction http://thefix.com/content/warning-signs-10-red-flags-children-displaying-addictive-behaviors <img src="http://thefix.com/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/wildkid.jpg?itok=HDyURDpj" alt="" /><p>Be sure your child isn't at risk for addictive behavior by keeping an eye out for these signs.</p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:24:15 -0400 Marissa Rosado http://thefix.com/content/warning-signs-10-red-flags-children-displaying-addictive-behaviors Treatment Center in India Exposed As Drug Den http://thefix.com/content/treatment-center-india-exposed-drug-den <img src="http://thefix.com/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/cuffs1.jpg?itok=VODRKpVG" alt="" /><p>A group of local activists organized a raid on the government-run agency after hearing multiple reports that officials were dealing drugs to patients.</p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 17:30:00 -0400 John Lavitt http://thefix.com/content/treatment-center-india-exposed-drug-den Christian Leaders Criticize War on Drugs and Mass Incarceration http://thefix.com/content/christian-leaders-criticize-war-drugs-and-mass-incarceration <img src="http://thefix.com/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/jesus.jpg?itok=_vd00khG" alt="" /><p>Reflecting on the symbolic rebirth of Easter, a group of Christian leaders denounced the costly and ineffective war on drugs while urging policymakers to consider treatment.</p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:30:00 -0400 Victoria Kim http://thefix.com/content/christian-leaders-criticize-war-drugs-and-mass-incarceration Brain Activity in Rats on PCP Offers Clues to Schizophrenia http://thefix.com/content/brain-activity-rats-pcp-offer-clues-schizophrenia <img src="http://thefix.com/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/lab%20rat%20injection.jpg?itok=YTfsBqbf" alt="" /><p>When given a dose of angel dust, lab rats displayed changes in their brain chemistry that were comparable to the same changes seen in the schizophrenic brain.</p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:00:00 -0400 Paul Gaita http://thefix.com/content/brain-activity-rats-pcp-offer-clues-schizophrenia Everyday Average Couple Accused Of Running Massive Drug Ring http://thefix.com/content/australian-woman-accused-running-drug-ring-maternity-leave <img src="http://thefix.com/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/drug%20dealing%20couple.jpg?itok=9btTUhc2" alt="" /><p>Part of a husband and wife team, Sarah Hannan controlled the finances of an extensive drug operation while on paid maternity leave.</p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 10:30:00 -0400 McCarton Ackerman http://thefix.com/content/australian-woman-accused-running-drug-ring-maternity-leave