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Morning Roundup: November 16, 2012

By The Fix staff

Alcohol exacerbates the obesity epidemic, five-hour energy drinks blamed for 13 deaths, and Bon Jovi's daughter recovers from heroin OD. MORE  

Glittering Event Makes $500,000 for Recovery

By Anna David

A foundation started by a family who lost their son to addiction draws a who's who of Hollywood heavyweights. MORE  

Today Honors Those Who Died by OD

By Bryan Le

International Overdose Awareness Day is a chance to promote policies that will cut our soaring fatality rate, the Drug Policy Alliance tells The Fix. MORE  

Morning Roundup: August 31, 2012

By Bryan Le

Obama dodges drug and legalization questions, suicide and OD risks are high when addicts leave hospitals, and the world's richest woman says "stop drinking and smoking." MORE  

Can You OD on AA?

By Kristen McGuiness

Going to meetings every day and sponsoring a bunch of newcomers is fantastic—until you realize you’ve overdone it. MORE  

No Longer High Art

By McCarton Ackerman

His band may share the same name as a potent form of alcohol, but Everclear lead singer Art Alexakis has more than two decades of sobriety under his belt. MORE  

Jeannie Out of the Bottle

By McCarton Ackerman

A decade later, I Dream of Jeannie’s Barbara Eden speaks out about her son’s tragic overdose. MORE  

How Do You Go From Strung Out To Sober?

By Nic Sheff

Sobriety stories tend to start in the gutter and end in glory. But what happens in the middle?  MORE  

Michael Jackson's Addiction Caused Lloyds to Default on Tour Insurance

By Kirwan Gray

Jackson's undisclosed drug addictions violated the $17 million insurance policy governing his ill-fated "This Is It" tour, says Lloyds of London. MORE  

More Women Attempting Suicide with OxyContin

By Dirk Hanson

Suicide attempts by women using OxyContin rose a staggering 210% between 2005 and 2009. MORE  

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