The Fix http://www.thefix.com Addiction and recovery, straight up. en Kentucky Teens Impacted By Drug Abuse Eligible For College Scholarship http://www.thefix.com/content/kentucky-teens-impacted-drug-abuse-eligible-college-scholarship <img src="http://www.thefix.com/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/college%20woman.jpg?itok=CfNES9mR" alt="" /><p>Once again, the Sarah Shay Memorial Scholarship and the Michael Donta Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to high school students affected by drugs.</p> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:30:00 -0400 McCarton Ackerman http://www.thefix.com/content/kentucky-teens-impacted-drug-abuse-eligible-college-scholarship Philip Seymour Hoffman's Death Contributing to Greater Naloxone Access http://www.thefix.com/content/philip-seymour-hoffmans-death-contributing-greater-naloxone-access <img src="http://www.thefix.com/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/psh%202011.jpg?itok=zfCPcZZ3" alt="" /><p>The actor's death has triggered dozens of states to enact naloxone programs and Good Samaritan laws.</p> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 08:30:00 -0400 McCarton Ackerman http://www.thefix.com/content/philip-seymour-hoffmans-death-contributing-greater-naloxone-access Morning Roundup: Oct. 30, 2014 http://www.thefix.com/content/morning-roundup-oct-30-2014 <img src="http://www.thefix.com/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/zombie%20woman%20dui.jpg?itok=kRnxMlAC" alt="" /><p><strong>Mike Tyson</strong> claims he shared the same drug dealer as Robin Williams, police pull <strong>drunk man</strong> from burning car, and <strong>zombie woman</strong> arrested twice for DUI.</p> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 07:00:00 -0400 Shawn Dwyer http://www.thefix.com/content/morning-roundup-oct-30-2014 Pregnancy and Addiction Treatment http://www.thefix.com/content/how-do-we-treat-pregnant-addicts <img src="http://www.thefix.com/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/pregnantpills.jpg?itok=FGSkpC2z" alt="" /><p>The number of pregnant women who receive treatment for substance abuse is shockingly low, but options do exist.</p> Wed, 29 Oct 2014 20:54:59 -0400 Jeanene Swanson http://www.thefix.com/content/how-do-we-treat-pregnant-addicts Divorced or Separated Women Report Higher Stress and More Drug Use Than Men http://www.thefix.com/content/divorced-or-separated-women-report-higher-stress-and-more-drug-use-men <img src="http://www.thefix.com/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/depressed%20woman_0.jpg?itok=GIpmuQ5i" alt="" /><p>Women who had ended their marriages reported higher levels of drug and alcohol use as a means to relieve stress.</p> Wed, 29 Oct 2014 19:30:00 -0400 Victoria Kim http://www.thefix.com/content/divorced-or-separated-women-report-higher-stress-and-more-drug-use-men Banned Drugs Still Found in Weight-Loss Supplements http://www.thefix.com/content/banned-drugs-still-found-weight-loss-supplements <img src="http://www.thefix.com/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/dietary%20supplements.jpg?itok=1FczJfIB" alt="" /><p>A new study shows that banned drugs and even anabolic steroids are still found in dietary supplements and sexual enhancement aids.</p> Wed, 29 Oct 2014 17:30:00 -0400 Paul Gaita http://www.thefix.com/content/banned-drugs-still-found-weight-loss-supplements Insurance Companies Will Only Pay for Expensive Hep C Drugs If Patients Are Really Sick http://www.thefix.com/content/insurance-companies-will-only-pay-ultra-expensive-hep-c-drugs-if-patients-are-ultra-sick <img src="http://www.thefix.com/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/gilead%20hep%20c%20drug.jpg?itok=SP9eTLyz" alt="" /><p>Insurance companies don't seem to care about stopping hepatitis C in the early stages and preventing patients from developing permanent liver damage.</p> Wed, 29 Oct 2014 15:30:00 -0400 John Lavitt http://www.thefix.com/content/insurance-companies-will-only-pay-ultra-expensive-hep-c-drugs-if-patients-are-ultra-sick Not So Sexy: Tales From a Relapser’s Bed http://www.thefix.com/content/not-so-sexy-tales-relapser%E2%80%99s-bed <img src="http://www.thefix.com/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/drunkwoman.jpg?itok=OYR_6hzf" alt="" /><p>In darker periods, I would sleep with some guy in the hopes of making him love me. It would work for a couple of months here and there, but I could only keep ‘sloppy drunk girl’ at bay for so long.</p> Wed, 29 Oct 2014 15:18:37 -0400 Theresa Richardson http://www.thefix.com/content/not-so-sexy-tales-relapser%E2%80%99s-bed Mexican Mayor Responsible for Disappearance of Students Had Ties to Drug Cartel http://www.thefix.com/content/mexican-mayor-responsible-disappearance-students-had-ties-drug-cartel <img src="http://www.thefix.com/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/Mayor%20Jose%20Luis%20Abarca%20and%20wife.jpg?itok=OUVQfku9" alt="" /><p>Mayor Jose Luis Abarca and his wife Maria have been fugitives since late September.</p> Wed, 29 Oct 2014 13:00:00 -0400 Victoria Kim http://www.thefix.com/content/mexican-mayor-responsible-disappearance-students-had-ties-drug-cartel Illinois Suburb Residents Protest Inpatient Rehab Center http://www.thefix.com/content/illinois-suburb-residents-protest-ex-offenders-moving-inpatient-rehab-center <img src="http://www.thefix.com/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/southwood%20interventions.jpg?itok=64cKptLm" alt="" /><p>Residents of Englewood are upset about a group of ex-drug offenders moving into their community.</p> Wed, 29 Oct 2014 10:30:00 -0400 McCarton Ackerman http://www.thefix.com/content/illinois-suburb-residents-protest-ex-offenders-moving-inpatient-rehab-center