The Fix http://www.thefix.com Addiction and recovery, straight up. en How Smoking Pot May Alleviate PTSD Symptoms http://www.thefix.com/content/how-smoking-pot-may-alleviate-ptsd-symptoms <img src="http://www.thefix.com/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/ptsd%20soldier.jpg?itok=xczOqHA5" alt="" /><p>New research adds further urgency to the movement for government-sanctioned medical cannabis.</p> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 19:30:00 -0400 Owen Poindexter http://www.thefix.com/content/how-smoking-pot-may-alleviate-ptsd-symptoms Study Describes E-Cigarettes as Gateway To Illegal Drugs http://www.thefix.com/content/study-describes-e-cigarettes-gateway-illegal-drugs <img src="http://www.thefix.com/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/douche%20smoking%20ecig.jpg?itok=6uyx5Ge1" alt="" /><p>A pair of scientists claimed in the <em>New England Journal of Medicine</em> that electronic cigarettes can alter brain chemistry like cocaine.</p> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:30:00 -0400 John Lavitt http://www.thefix.com/content/study-describes-e-cigarettes-gateway-illegal-drugs Jump Around http://www.thefix.com/content/jump-around <img src="http://www.thefix.com/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/shutterstock_21530308.jpg?itok=rct3Ehgn" alt="" /><p>As he shut the door, I smelled the faint whiff of cooked cocaine.<em> I knew it</em>, I thought to myself. It felt like I'd just won a prize.</p> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 16:51:13 -0400 Mary Killian http://www.thefix.com/content/jump-around Gold Medalist Michael Phelps Arrested for DUI http://www.thefix.com/content/gold-medalist-michael-phelps-arrested-dui <img src="http://www.thefix.com/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/michael%20phelps.jpg?itok=dxlfZfus" alt="" /><p>This is the second time the Olympic star has been busted for driving under the influence.</p> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 15:30:00 -0400 Shawn Dwyer http://www.thefix.com/content/gold-medalist-michael-phelps-arrested-dui Psychiatric Medication Addiction http://www.thefix.com/content/what-psychiatric-medication-addiction <img src="http://www.thefix.com/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/medicationspage.jpg?itok=I9zpgat1" alt="" /><p>Psychiatric medication addiction occurs when drugs that have been prescribed by a medical professional are used in a manner other than prescribed, or for non-medical reasons. While prescription drugs can be powerful allies, they also pose serious health risks related to their abuse. This class of drugs is broadly described as those targeting the central nervous system, including drugs used to treat psychiatric disorders. The medications most commonly abused are pain relievers, depressants, opioids, tranquilizers, stimulants, and sedatives.</p> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 15:26:08 -0400 The Fix staff http://www.thefix.com/content/what-psychiatric-medication-addiction Keeping It Up in the Porn Industry http://www.thefix.com/content/keeping-it-porn-industry <img src="http://www.thefix.com/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/xxxed.jpg?itok=QMJai5GV" alt="" /><p>To make it in the porn industry, male performers juice up on ED meds. Many end up dependent on them—and some end up in the emergency room.</p> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 14:32:25 -0400 Tracy Clark-Flory http://www.thefix.com/content/keeping-it-porn-industry America Consumes 80% of the World's Prescription Painkillers http://www.thefix.com/content/america-consumes-80-all-prescription-painkillers <img src="http://www.thefix.com/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/prescription%20drugs%20usa.jpg?itok=iFu0HXn_" alt="" /><p>Though ranking 24th in literacy and dead last among developed nations in healthcare, the U.S. is number one when it comes to taking prescription drugs.</p> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:00:00 -0400 John Lavitt http://www.thefix.com/content/america-consumes-80-all-prescription-painkillers Student Athletes In Oregon Demand School Drug Testing http://www.thefix.com/content/student-athletes-oregon-demand-school-drug-testing <img src="http://www.thefix.com/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/patient%20doctor%20drug%20testing.jpg?itok=E90itxOP" alt="" /><p>In a surprising turn, students in one Oregon school district actually want to get tested for drugs.</p> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 10:30:00 -0400 McCarton Ackerman http://www.thefix.com/content/student-athletes-oregon-demand-school-drug-testing Son Of Cartel Leader Faces Life In Prison On Drug Charges http://www.thefix.com/content/son-cartel-leader-faces-life-prison-drug-charges <img src="http://www.thefix.com/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/Serafin%20Zambada.jpg?itok=g2fWBkvG" alt="" /><p>Serafin Zambada, son of Ismael “El Mayo” Zambada, could face life in prison.</p> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 08:30:00 -0400 McCarton Ackerman http://www.thefix.com/content/son-cartel-leader-faces-life-prison-drug-charges Back 2 Basics http://www.thefix.com/content/back-2-basics <img src="http://www.thefix.com/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/back2basics.jpg?itok=QlD23nPh" alt="" /><p><strong>Paid Sponsored Post:</strong> See the perspective that Back 2 Basics Outdoor Adventures can provide the person in recovery.</p> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 08:29:00 -0400 Sponsored Post http://www.thefix.com/content/back-2-basics