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

prescription abuse

Morning Roundup: June 19, 2013

By Bryan Le

Moderate drinking during pregnancy may not hurt the baby, US adult smoking rate dips to 18%, and Miley Cyrus says marijuana is way safer than booze. MORE  

Can This High-Tech Pill Dispenser Curb Addiction?

By Bryan Le

The tamper-free "MedVault" only dispenses pills at a pharmacist's orders. Can it prevent abuse? MORE  

Parents of Rx Overdose Victims Plead for Change

By McCarton Ackerman

After hearing family testimonies, California lawmakers push for a database to identify doctors who overprescribe. MORE  

Bill to Let Rx Addicts Sue Doctors Is Stalled

By Tony O'Neill

A controversial proposal in Nevada meets overwhelming opposition from doctors and patients. MORE  

Cirque du Soleil Star Treads Opioid Tightrope

By McCarton Ackerman

Joe Putignano explains the balancing act of pain management while in recovery from heroin. MORE  

Morning Roundup: March 1, 2013

By The Fix staff

Heroin use rises among Afghan youth, task force debates how to tax weed in Colorado, and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. hit with 900k fine for pot. MORE  

Morning Roundup: January 18, 2013

By The Fix staff

Prescription drugs are a killer in Canada, marijuana arrests outnumber violent crime arrests, and Mob Wives star breaks omertà on her pill addiction. MORE  

The Truth Behind America's Pain Pill Epidemic

By Dr. Richard Juman

How is that one of the worst drug problems in history flows straight out of our health care system? MORE  

"Prescription Tourists" Spread Painkillers

By Chrisanne Grise

People who obtain large volumes of pills in one state and sell them in another are a growing focus of the Rx drug battle. MORE  

Students Still Seek Better Grades Through Drugs

By Chrisanne Grise

High-pressure high schools are hotbeds of the risky abuse of "academic steroids" like Adderall. MORE  

Pages

  • Ask an Expert
  • The Blogs
  • Music & Comedy
The Quick Fix
Gary Oldman to Produce Silk Road Series for Spike TV

The series will chronicle the rise and fall of online drug kingpin Ross Ulbricht, aka Dread Pirate Roberts.

5:30pm
Drug Laws Could Change Under an Independent Scotland

Thursday's referendum could mean a clean break from England's conservative drug policies for left-leaning Scots.

3:30pm
Madison Police Chief Wants To Legalize Pot To Fund Drug Treatment

Police Chief Mike Koval pointed to Colorado and Washington as examples, though Wisconsin is not likely to follow their lead anytime soon.

1:00pm
NFL Players Union Accepts Revised Drug Policy

Despite players accepting the deal, tensions remain between both sides.

10:30am
Cops Use Undercover Students in Drug Busts at UW Campuses

One student refused to turn snitch and pleaded guilty to drug charges.

8:30am

Rehabilitation Directories

Sober Living
PMS: A Natural Threat to Sobriety

I remember slamming things around the kitchen one night and feeling like I’d lost my mind. I was angry about something so minor, I literally can’t remember what it was and I don’t know that I knew then either

The Rehab Review
Cliffside Malibu
 
 
 
 

The “beach-house-relaxed” Cliffside Malibu claims to provide an oasis for recovering addicts and alcoholics. And that’s just what you'll get—if you’ve got the cash.

Morningside Recovery
 
 
 
 

For a “rehab near the beach” experience that isn’t quite as costly as similar SoCal competitors, head to this Newport Beach treatment facility.

AToN Center
 
 
 
 

Whether you’re interested in the 12 Steps, SMART Recovery, or holistic treatments, this luxurious, appealing and commendable 4.5 star (our system doesn't yet show the 1/2 star) San Diego rehab has a program for you. 

Reflections
 
 
 
 

This exclusive Northern California rehab is all about client choice—as well as golf outings, Buddhist field trips and keeping up with the office.

Capo By The Sea
 
 
 
 

Capo By The Sea offers an executive rehab program complete with medical detox and a focus on dual-diagnosis issues, as well as an outpatient option in an environment that exudes the kind of beach house optimism one would expect from an Orange County recovery outfit.

Journey Malibu
 
 
 
 

Want many of the luxury amenities A-listers have come to expect—including an enormous backyard with a pool and patio, an herb garden, a volleyball net and a spectacular vista of the Santa Monica mountains—with a recovery program to match?

The Ultimate Guide to Rehab
 
 
 
 
 

What you need to know when choosing an addiction treatment center.

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!