The Fix http://www.thefix.com Addiction and recovery, straight up. en Buddhist Approach to Recovery Offers 12-Step Alternative http://www.thefix.com/content/buddhist-approach-recovery-offers-12-step-alternative <img src="http://www.thefix.com/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/buddha.jpg?itok=-qaeiQcF" alt="" /><p>Author Noah Levine presents an alternative recovery method for the non-Christian set.</p> Fri, 01 Aug 2014 19:30:00 -0400 Victoria Kim http://www.thefix.com/content/buddhist-approach-recovery-offers-12-step-alternative Golfer Dustin Johnson Tested Positive For Cocaine http://www.thefix.com/content/golfer-dustin-johnson-tested-positive-cocaine <img src="http://www.thefix.com/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/dustin%20johnson.jpg?itok=SRs9dOZ-" alt="" /><p>This week, Johnson pulled out of competition and suddenly announced a leave of absence. Now we know why.</p> Fri, 01 Aug 2014 17:30:00 -0400 Shawn Dwyer http://www.thefix.com/content/golfer-dustin-johnson-tested-positive-cocaine College Sober—It's Like Cheating http://www.thefix.com/content/college-sober%E2%80%A6-it%E2%80%99s-cheating <img src="http://www.thefix.com/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/college.jpg?itok=LHYCNRoX" alt="" /><p>My priorities and constructs as a student addicted to heroin were a farce</p> Fri, 01 Aug 2014 16:59:50 -0400 Zachary Siegel http://www.thefix.com/content/college-sober%E2%80%A6-it%E2%80%99s-cheating Pregnancy Criminalization Laws Shed Light on Struggle of Mothers With Addiction http://www.thefix.com/content/pregnancy-criminalization-laws-shed-light-struggle-mothers-addiction <img src="http://www.thefix.com/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/pregnant%20addict.jpg?itok=8RmBrbTN" alt="" /><p>Reproductive rights, criminal justice advocates, and most medical organizations have slammed Tennessee's draconian law punishing women addicts.</p> Fri, 01 Aug 2014 15:30:00 -0400 Victoria Kim http://www.thefix.com/content/pregnancy-criminalization-laws-shed-light-struggle-mothers-addiction Rich Mom Addicts Get Sobriety Coaches; Poor Moms Get Jail http://www.thefix.com/content/rich-urban-mom-addicts-get-sobriety-coaches-poor-moms-get-jail <img src="http://www.thefix.com/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/richwoman.jpg?itok=MUIArtYI" alt="" /><p>In America, addiction is judged through the lens of class.</p> Fri, 01 Aug 2014 15:12:49 -0400 Lynn Stuart Parramore http://www.thefix.com/content/rich-urban-mom-addicts-get-sobriety-coaches-poor-moms-get-jail Failure to Launch: North Carolina Drug Test Program Fizzles http://www.thefix.com/content/failure-launch-north-carolina-drug-test-program-fizzles <img src="http://www.thefix.com/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/positive%20drug%20test.jpg?itok=MYpQ0IJz" alt="" /><p>A lack of funding and an overwhelming backlog of applications has stalled the testing program before it could begin.</p> Fri, 01 Aug 2014 13:00:00 -0400 Paul Gaita http://www.thefix.com/content/failure-launch-north-carolina-drug-test-program-fizzles Methamphetamine Use on the Rise in India http://www.thefix.com/content/methamphetamine-use-rises-india <img src="http://www.thefix.com/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/crystal%20meth%20bust.jpg?itok=zSjSY515" alt="" /><p>Loopholes in the law and corruption among officials has led to a staggering increase in meth production and abuse.</p> Fri, 01 Aug 2014 10:30:00 -0400 Victoria Kim http://www.thefix.com/content/methamphetamine-use-rises-india University May Start Drug Testing Cheerleaders After Tragic Death http://www.thefix.com/content/university-may-start-drug-testing-cheerleaders-after-tragic-death <img src="http://www.thefix.com/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/dani%20cogwell.jpg?itok=RafKGVwU" alt="" /><p>Danielle Cogwell's "suspected overdose" death last week has prompted calls to change Louisville's drug policy.</p> Fri, 01 Aug 2014 08:30:00 -0400 McCarton Ackerman http://www.thefix.com/content/university-may-start-drug-testing-cheerleaders-after-tragic-death Morning Roundup: August 1, 2014 http://www.thefix.com/content/morning-roundup-august-1-2014 <img src="http://www.thefix.com/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/drone%20package.jpg?itok=o6kfZRa6" alt="" /><p>Partygoer <strong>pours beer</strong> on tiger at London Zoo, drunk airline passenger attacks crew with <strong>fake leg</strong>, and drone <strong>carrying drug</strong>s crashes outside prison.</p> Fri, 01 Aug 2014 07:00:00 -0400 Shawn Dwyer http://www.thefix.com/content/morning-roundup-august-1-2014 Mindfulness Can Rewire the Brain of an Addict http://www.thefix.com/content/mindfulness-can-rewire-brain-addict <img src="http://www.thefix.com/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/green%20brain%20waves.jpg?itok=YmsS5kRo" alt="" /><p>Researchers feel that cognitive-behavioral therapy can erase brain patterns that lock addicts into a cycle of abuse.</p> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 19:30:00 -0400 Victoria Kim http://www.thefix.com/content/mindfulness-can-rewire-brain-addict