presciption drug abuse | The Fix
facebook twitter RSS
HOT TOPICS: Alcoholism  Addiction  AA  Cocaine  Heroin

presciption drug abuse

Morning Roundup: January 16, 2013

By The Fix staff

NYPD announces plan to target Rx drug abuse, new treatment for cocaine addiction targets relapse, and Lindsay Lohan turns down rehab deal. MORE  

New Federal Bill Targets Rx Pill Abuse

By Chrisanne Grise

A bill introduced today would require drug companies to adopt safeguards, like making pills more difficult to crush. MORE  

Pill-Poppers Spur Maine's Crime Spike

By McCarton Ackerman

Pharmacies robberies and burglaries of elderly people are two of the ways that desperate Mainers try to score. MORE  

Stressed Students Abuse Painkillers to Cope

By Valerie Tejeda

College students frequently share prescriptions and try to self-medicate for stress and depression. MORE  

Saturday Is Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

By Jennifer Matesa

April 28 is your chance to put any left-over meds in your bathroom cabinet out of commission. MORE  

Friends and Family Enable Mass Rx Drug Abuse

By Rebecca Gray

Most prescription drug abusers are willingly given pills by people they know, say researchers. MORE  

TV Imitates Life for Edie Falco

By Sam Lansky

The Nurse Jackie star, herself a recovering addict, discusses her role as TV's preeminent pill-popper. MORE  

Morning Roundup: February 17, 2012

By Bryan Le

LA MMJ dispensaries fight for more pot regulation, why addiction is tougher on women, and South Korea could limit gaming addicts to four hours a day online. MORE  

National Takeback of Prescription Meds This Saturday

By Jennifer Matesa

A huge DEA effort to get people to ditch unused prescription meds takes place this weekend—but what happens to all the unwanted pills? MORE  

  • Ask an Expert
  • The Blogs
  • Music & Comedy
The Quick Fix
Brain Neuron Is Linked to Nicotine Addiction

A neuron in the brain triggered by nicotine withdrawal may provide scientists with answers as to why people become addicted to cigarettes.

7:30pm
ATF Stash House Stings Come Under Fire for Racial Profiling

An investigation into the ATF's fake drug houses revealed that over 90% of suspects arrested were minorities.

5:30pm
How Europe's Cocaine Habit Fuels Radical Islam in West Africa

Terrorist groups like Hezbollah and al-Qaeda have benefited from corrupt regimes.

3:30pm
Problem Gamblers With Personality Disorders More Difficult to Treat

A recent study has linked compulsive gambling to borderline and other personality disorders.

1:00pm
Prescription Heroin Now Available in Vancouver

A group of 120 severe addicts will begin receiving doctor-approved smack.

10:30am

Rehabilitation Directories

Sober Living
Surrendering to Silverback Gorillas and Hungry Ghosts

“If you are looking for love under rocks or bringing home water moccasins, you might be confusing love and pain.”

Most Popular
the fix tv

Addiction Recovery

Your One-Stop Resource For Drug and Alcohol Addiction Recovery News and More

The Fix is an independent, daily website delivering news, articles and opinion pieces on addiction and recovery. Our website is your one-stop source for a broad range of addiction-related information including the latest alcohol and drug addiction recovery therapies, rehab reviews and sober living tips.

You'll also find comprehensive listings for 12-step programs and addiction recovery fellowships, non-faith based programs, professional organizations and other valuable resources. Gain the knowledge and support you need to maintain a healthy recovery with The Fix!