The Fix http://www.thefix.com Addiction and recovery, straight up. en How Does Your Drinking Impact Your Long-Term Health? http://www.thefix.com/content/how-does-your-drinking-impact-your-long-term-health <img src="http://d2opwwnn6mpgl2.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/refusing%20alcohol.jpg?itok=FaGEidVa" alt="" /><p>Experts agree staying within “healthy” drinking guidelines is the best way to avoid substance abuse issues.</p> Fri, 03 Jul 2015 13:00:00 -0400 May Wilkerson http://www.thefix.com/content/how-does-your-drinking-impact-your-long-term-health New Jersey Drug Overdose Deaths Two Times Higher Than Road Fatalities http://www.thefix.com/content/new-jersey-drug-overdose-deaths-two-times-higher-road-fatalities <img src="http://d2opwwnn6mpgl2.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/woman%20overdose.jpg?itok=kV7NH96L" alt="" /><p>A wide range of factors have led to the drastic increase in drug-related deaths.</p> Fri, 03 Jul 2015 10:30:00 -0400 Brent McCluskey http://www.thefix.com/content/new-jersey-drug-overdose-deaths-two-times-higher-road-fatalities The OxyContin Cartel: Billionaire Family 16th Richest in the U.S. http://www.thefix.com/content/oxycontin-cartel-billionaire-family-16th-richest-us-according-forbes <img src="http://d2opwwnn6mpgl2.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/sackler%20family.jpg?itok=tEr4zAjf" alt="" /><p>The Sackler family have profited handsomely from the highly addictive painkiller, according to Forbes.</p> Fri, 03 Jul 2015 08:30:00 -0400 Zachary Siegel http://www.thefix.com/content/oxycontin-cartel-billionaire-family-16th-richest-us-according-forbes 9 Things To Consider When Dating A Normie http://www.thefix.com/content/9-things-consider-when-dating-normie <img src="http://d2opwwnn6mpgl2.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/coupleholdinghands.jpg?itok=ED5IXapY" alt="" /><p>My boyfriend, who I have been dating for eight months, is not sober. He is a normie, someone who can sit down with a beer, drink it, and move on with his life. It's an eye opening experience.</p> Fri, 03 Jul 2015 06:51:41 -0400 Beth Leipholtz http://www.thefix.com/content/9-things-consider-when-dating-normie Zen and the Art of Harm Reduction http://www.thefix.com/content/jana-drakka-harm-reduction <img src="http://d2opwwnn6mpgl2.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/janadrakka.jpg?itok=H9QgFPeN" alt="" /><p>Ilse Thompson speaks with&nbsp;Jana Drakka, the San Francisco-based Zen priest, about her&nbsp;approach&nbsp;to helping the homeless, and addicted people through her street ministry.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 03 Jul 2015 06:51:20 -0400 Ilse Thompson http://www.thefix.com/content/jana-drakka-harm-reduction Study Finds Link Between Blue Eyes and Alcoholism http://www.thefix.com/content/study-finds-link-between-blue-eyes-and-alcoholism <img src="http://d2opwwnn6mpgl2.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/closeup%20blue%20eye.jpg?itok=065pc484" alt="" /><p>Researchers found that eye color and alcohol dependency share the same genes.</p> Thu, 02 Jul 2015 19:30:00 -0400 May Wilkerson http://www.thefix.com/content/study-finds-link-between-blue-eyes-and-alcoholism Over-Medicated Kids in Foster Care Get Some Relief http://www.thefix.com/content/over-medicated-kids-foster-care-get-some-relief <img src="http://d2opwwnn6mpgl2.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/child%20medication%20pills.jpg?itok=brG5WDZc" alt="" /><p>California addresses the startling trend of medicating young children in foster care.</p> Thu, 02 Jul 2015 17:30:00 -0400 Zachary Siegel http://www.thefix.com/content/over-medicated-kids-foster-care-get-some-relief Addiction Experts Weigh In on Charleston Shooter's Past Arrest for Suboxone Possession http://www.thefix.com/content/addiction-experts-weigh-dylann-roof%E2%80%99s-past-arrest-suboxone-possession <img src="http://d2opwwnn6mpgl2.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/dylann%20roof%20arrest.jpg?itok=CrR-17cK" alt="" /><p>Some addiction experts say Dylann Roof's possession of suboxone should have been a red flag.</p> Thu, 02 Jul 2015 15:30:00 -0400 May Wilkerson http://www.thefix.com/content/addiction-experts-weigh-dylann-roof%E2%80%99s-past-arrest-suboxone-possession Can High Blood Pressure Meds Prevent Alcohol and Drug Relapse? http://www.thefix.com/content/can-high-blood-pressure-meds-prevent-alcohol-and-drug-relapse <img src="http://d2opwwnn6mpgl2.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/thinking%20about%20it.jpg?itok=FgwxNBbi" alt="" /><p>Researchers found that a dose of isradipine could possibly eliminate psychological cravings.</p> Thu, 02 Jul 2015 13:00:00 -0400 Paul Gaita http://www.thefix.com/content/can-high-blood-pressure-meds-prevent-alcohol-and-drug-relapse Comfort Food http://www.thefix.com/content/comfort-food <img src="http://d2opwwnn6mpgl2.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/Amanda%20M.jpg?itok=yoplNpDT" alt="" /><p>The tricky part about recovery from binge eating is that I can’t just avoid my addiction, or quit cold turkey.</p> Thu, 02 Jul 2015 13:00:00 -0400 Amanda M. McNeil http://www.thefix.com/content/comfort-food