The Fix | News http://www.thefix.com/news Addiction and recovery, straight up. en Heroin Overdose Deaths Have Quadrupled Since 2000 http://www.thefix.com/content/heroin-overdose-deaths-have-quadrupled-2000 <img src="http://www.thefix.com/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/heroin%20overdose%20hand%20syringe.jpg?itok=yRyWqjI-" alt="" /><p>An alarming increase in heroin-related deaths has been seen across the U.S.</p> Wed, 04 Mar 2015 19:30:00 -0500 Paul Gaita http://www.thefix.com/content/heroin-overdose-deaths-have-quadrupled-2000 Do You Drink More When You're With Friends? http://www.thefix.com/content/do-you-drink-more-when-you-are-with-friends <img src="http://www.thefix.com/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/friends%20drinking%20shots.jpg?itok=JcwzDi-b" alt="" /><p>According to a new study, you do.</p> Wed, 04 Mar 2015 17:30:00 -0500 May Wilkerson http://www.thefix.com/content/do-you-drink-more-when-you-are-with-friends Madonna Wants To Teach Her Kids 'Moderate' Drug and Alcohol Use http://www.thefix.com/content/madonna-wants-teach-her-kids-moderate-drug-and-alcohol-use <img src="http://www.thefix.com/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/madonna%20and%20lourdes.jpg?itok=I208C2fh" alt="" /><p>The Material Mom has a hands-off approach to her kids consuming drugs and alcohol.</p> Wed, 04 Mar 2015 15:30:00 -0500 May Wilkerson http://www.thefix.com/content/madonna-wants-teach-her-kids-moderate-drug-and-alcohol-use Alcoholic Russian Bears Are Getting Help at Romanian Rehab http://www.thefix.com/content/alcoholic-russian-bears-are-getting-help-romanian-rehab <img src="http://www.thefix.com/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/happy%20waving%20bear.jpg?itok=_RyIXCA6" alt="" /><p>The rescued bears will finally receive help after 20 years of abuse.</p> Wed, 04 Mar 2015 13:00:00 -0500 May Wilkerson http://www.thefix.com/content/alcoholic-russian-bears-are-getting-help-romanian-rehab D.C. Police Chief Supports Marijuana Legalization http://www.thefix.com/content/dc-police-chief-supports-marijuana-legalization <img src="http://www.thefix.com/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/cathy%20lanier.JPG?itok=nPQpOvtk" alt="" /><p>Chief Cathy Lanier is standing by Mayor Muriel Bowser.</p> Wed, 04 Mar 2015 10:30:00 -0500 McCarton Ackerman http://www.thefix.com/content/dc-police-chief-supports-marijuana-legalization Nearly Half of Doctors Don't Use Prescription Drug Monitoring Databases http://www.thefix.com/content/nearly-half-doctors-dont-use-prescription-drug-monitoring-databases <img src="http://www.thefix.com/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/doctor%20on%20ipad.jpg?itok=Af20miak" alt="" /><p>Nearly every state in the union has a drug-monitoring program.</p> Wed, 04 Mar 2015 08:30:00 -0500 McCarton Ackerman http://www.thefix.com/content/nearly-half-doctors-dont-use-prescription-drug-monitoring-databases Morning Roundup: Mar. 4, 2015 http://www.thefix.com/content/morning-roundup-mar-4-2015 <img src="http://www.thefix.com/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/tiger%20woods%20frustration.jpg?itok=h0WXTNjK" alt="" /><p><strong>Tiger Woods</strong> denies failed drug test, <strong>public masturbator</strong> admits having a problem, and teachers accused of giving students <strong>cocaine</strong>.</p> Wed, 04 Mar 2015 07:00:00 -0500 Shawn Dwyer http://www.thefix.com/content/morning-roundup-mar-4-2015 New 'Drugalysers' Will Test U.K. Drivers for Drugs http://www.thefix.com/content/new-%E2%80%9Cdrugalysers%E2%80%9D-will-test-uk-drivers-drugs <img src="http://www.thefix.com/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/driving%20blurred%20vision.jpg?itok=bmlQGZ6r" alt="" /><p>Police equipped with “drugalysers” will be able to test for pot, cocaine, and prescription drugs.</p> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 19:30:00 -0500 Victoria Kim http://www.thefix.com/content/new-%E2%80%9Cdrugalysers%E2%80%9D-will-test-uk-drivers-drugs Mommy Blogger Found Guilty of Poisoning Son for Social Media Attention http://www.thefix.com/content/ny-mother-found-guilty-poisoning-son-social-media-attention <img src="http://www.thefix.com/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/lacy%20spears.jpeg?itok=0kRvakdK" alt="" /><p>Lacey Spears faces a maximum of 25 years in prison.</p> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 17:30:00 -0500 Victoria Kim http://www.thefix.com/content/ny-mother-found-guilty-poisoning-son-social-media-attention Eating Disorders Affect More Than Just The Body http://www.thefix.com/content/eating-disorders-affect-more-just-body <img src="http://www.thefix.com/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/brain%20band-aids.jpg?itok=UgRVoFbd" alt="" /><p>The lack of nutrients brought on by eating disorders causes more damage than meets the eye.</p> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 15:30:00 -0500 Brent McCluskey http://www.thefix.com/content/eating-disorders-affect-more-just-body