The Fix http://www.thefix.com Addiction and recovery, straight up. en Alcohol Safety of New 'Female Viagra' Was Tested Almost Entirely on Men http://www.thefix.com/alcohol-safety-new-female-viagra-was-tested-almost-entirely-men <img src="https://static1.thefix.com/cdn/farfuture/3zsEqn6lU7ZeLO-iKfCcXrZFcvdLmrkWpuEz9pzOgmU/mtime:1441063808/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/female%20viagra%20lips.jpg" alt="" /><p>What's the point of testing the safety of a drug for women on men?</p> Mon, 31 Aug 2015 19:30:00 -0400 May Wilkerson http://www.thefix.com/alcohol-safety-new-female-viagra-was-tested-almost-entirely-men What Are The Peak Months For First-Time Drug Use Among College Students? http://www.thefix.com/what-are-peak-months-first-time-drug-use-among-college-students <img src="https://d2opwwnn6mpgl2.cloudfront.net/cdn/farfuture/qvtGc-dvGRN1rCIbnaHW2VlYsEJqrP0wYWfG6Eilr1E/mtime:1441056627/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/female%20student%20smoking%20pot.jpg" alt="" /><p>A groundbreaking research project has figured out what drugs college freshman try and when they try them.</p> Mon, 31 Aug 2015 17:30:00 -0400 McCarton Ackerman http://www.thefix.com/what-are-peak-months-first-time-drug-use-among-college-students Study Finds That Smoking Pot Has No Effect on Brain Volume http://www.thefix.com/study-finds-smoking-pot-has-no-effect-brain-volume <img src="https://d2opwwnn6mpgl2.cloudfront.net/cdn/farfuture/MAXSMPUlvbxFVrU5lXm8MaE8tGxLIf5IWX-IDQ8BfqY/mtime:1441049453/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/man%20smoking%20bowl.jpg" alt="" /><p>But weed can still cause structural damage to the brain.</p> Mon, 31 Aug 2015 15:30:00 -0400 McCarton Ackerman http://www.thefix.com/study-finds-smoking-pot-has-no-effect-brain-volume Oliver Sacks - 1933-2015 http://www.thefix.com/oliver-sacks-1933-2015 <img src="https://static2.thefix.com/cdn/farfuture/tisgBKE2UGbuG9SAdEy97DHNo9VCrwlaQXMV42Hs8nE/mtime:1441040426/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/oliver%20sacks%20b%26w.jpg" alt="" /><p>The renowned neurologist and subject of the 1990 film <em>Awakenings</em> succumbed to terminal cancer on Saturday.</p> Mon, 31 Aug 2015 13:00:00 -0400 John Lavitt http://www.thefix.com/oliver-sacks-1933-2015 Students Using Narcolepsy Drug To Enhance Study Performance http://www.thefix.com/students-using-narcolepsy-drug-enhance-study-performance <img src="https://static2.thefix.com/cdn/farfuture/9wsiS6KCSgl4ztwENJwT0vO2uVqN3DuWRhYeRDh0ibk/mtime:1441031439/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/asian%20student%20stressed.jpg" alt="" /><p>Students are now turning more to "safer" drugs like modafinil to help them study.</p> Mon, 31 Aug 2015 10:30:00 -0400 Brent McCluskey http://www.thefix.com/students-using-narcolepsy-drug-enhance-study-performance New Treatment to Reduce Alcohol Consumption Targets Brain Receptor, Not Dopamine http://www.thefix.com/new-treatment-reduce-alcohol-consumption-targets-brain-receptor-not-dopamine <img src="https://static2.thefix.com/cdn/farfuture/ErFsp_v56zqou19b1ATFgAw-Io9MQSwf0Ch3bVLdYpY/mtime:1441024221/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/alcohol%20abuse%20bottle%20man.jpg" alt="" /><p>Treatments targeting brain receptors could be less expensive than current medications.</p> Mon, 31 Aug 2015 08:30:00 -0400 Paul Gaita http://www.thefix.com/new-treatment-reduce-alcohol-consumption-targets-brain-receptor-not-dopamine Staying Clean and Sober Inside http://www.thefix.com/staying-clean-inside <img src="https://static1.thefix.com/cdn/farfuture/TkOoqGtnDO1EZJmUZCMj4me88aj_CSignM5UiTmaUnQ/mtime:1441017868/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/cleaninside.jpg" alt="" /><p>It’s easier to stay clean on the streets than it is in prison.&nbsp;Prison is a game of survival.</p> Mon, 31 Aug 2015 06:44:12 -0400 Rhain Mae http://www.thefix.com/staying-clean-inside On Transcendental Meditation: An Interview With Bob Roth http://www.thefix.com/content/Transcendental-Meditation-Interview-With-Bob-Roth <img src="https://static1.thefix.com/cdn/farfuture/l6MZFEdmBW-OEjwD2hCNsP4VL20mWCvdZp5z6apbY7Q/mtime:1441027512/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/rothmeditation.jpg" alt="" /><p>The Fix Q&amp;A with renowned meditation teacher Bob Roth about the benefits of Transcendental Meditation for people struggling with addiction.</p> Mon, 31 Aug 2015 06:43:51 -0400 Cathy Margel http://www.thefix.com/content/Transcendental-Meditation-Interview-With-Bob-Roth Global Rallies to Take Place on International Overdose Awareness Day http://www.thefix.com/global-rallies-take-place-international-overdose-awareness-day <img src="https://static1.thefix.com/cdn/farfuture/a4ex-nJmV-MXasssFdGxoGS9Ue4indiZ2T7qTaO7sCU/mtime:1440804620/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/IOAD_2015.png" alt="" /><p>A day for communities to come together and mourn for loved one’s lost, while calling for action.</p> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 19:30:00 -0400 Zachary Siegel http://www.thefix.com/global-rallies-take-place-international-overdose-awareness-day Maine Recovery Organizations Scrambling After State Pulls $570,000 Contract http://www.thefix.com/maine-recovery-organizations-scrambling-after-state-pulls-570000-contract <img src="https://static1.thefix.com/cdn/farfuture/IwlZmqHeZl3Km5SLOAUdJPIA16s6Cra_ZRnxYLbS0Bg/mtime:1440797404/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/paul%20lepage%20bastard.jpg" alt="" /><p>Legislators have written Gov. Paul LePage a letter asking him to reverse the state's decision. Good luck with that.</p> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 17:30:00 -0400 McCarton Ackerman http://www.thefix.com/maine-recovery-organizations-scrambling-after-state-pulls-570000-contract