The Fix | News http://www.thefix.com/news Addiction and recovery, straight up. en Serial Fraudster Blames Return to Jail on Gambling Addiction http://www.thefix.com/content/serial-fraudster-blames-return-jail-gambling-addiction <img src="http://www.thefix.com/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/shaun%20nixon.jpg?itok=nxLTxbCC" alt="" /><p>Shaun Nixon is currently behind bars for his fourth fraud conviction in seven years.</p> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:30:00 -0400 Desiree Bowie http://www.thefix.com/content/serial-fraudster-blames-return-jail-gambling-addiction Vets Fight Against Prescription Drugs and Prescribing Doctors http://www.thefix.com/content/veterans-fight-against-prescription-drugs-and-prescribing-doctors <img src="http://www.thefix.com/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/american%20flags.jpg?itok=4BHnI6Rq" alt="" /><p>Veterans who have been overprescribed medications are starting to take matters into their own hands.</p> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:30:00 -0400 John Lavitt http://www.thefix.com/content/veterans-fight-against-prescription-drugs-and-prescribing-doctors Study: Teen Pot Smokers May End Up on Disability as Adults http://www.thefix.com/content/study-teen-pot-smokers-may-end-disability-adults <img src="http://www.thefix.com/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/old%20pot%20head.jpg?itok=Fgl3VOUV" alt="" /><p>An extensive study conducted by Swedish researchers found that male pot smokers are more likely to require disability pensions when they're older.</p> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:30:00 -0400 Paul Gaita http://www.thefix.com/content/study-teen-pot-smokers-may-end-disability-adults Iran Opens First State-Run Rehab For Alcoholism http://www.thefix.com/content/iran-opens-first-state-run-rehab-alcoholism <img src="http://www.thefix.com/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/islam%20alcohol.jpg?itok=5CyGN37J" alt="" /><p>Despite doling out the death penalty for just drinking alcohol, Iran has now made combating alcoholism a top priority.</p> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 13:00:00 -0400 John Lavitt http://www.thefix.com/content/iran-opens-first-state-run-rehab-alcoholism Australia's Top Junior Tennis Player Banned For Ecstasy Use http://www.thefix.com/content/australias-top-junior-tennis-player-banned-ecstasy-use <img src="http://www.thefix.com/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/Bradley%20Mousley.jpg?itok=N0aB3W_X" alt="" /><p>Bradley Mousley won't be allowed to compete again until next year.</p> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:30:00 -0400 McCarton Ackerman http://www.thefix.com/content/australias-top-junior-tennis-player-banned-ecstasy-use Uber Begins Trial Run for Delivering Drug Store Products http://www.thefix.com/content/uber-begins-trial-delivering-drug-store-products <img src="http://www.thefix.com/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/uber%20logo.jpg?itok=FjAUCRO7" alt="" /><p>Uber Corner Store will begin on-demand deliveries of drug store medicines, though other companies have been caught delivering more illicit drugs.</p> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 08:30:00 -0400 McCarton Ackerman http://www.thefix.com/content/uber-begins-trial-delivering-drug-store-products Morning Roundup: Aug. 22, 2014 http://www.thefix.com/content/morning-roundup-aug-22-2014 <img src="http://www.thefix.com/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/amber%20portwood_0.jpg?itok=YQt0J6I5" alt="" /><p>'Teen Mom' <strong>Amber Portwood</strong> still struggles with addiction, man <strong>named Stoner</strong> arrested for weed, and teen shot for stealing <strong>pot plant</strong>.</p> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:00:00 -0400 Shawn Dwyer http://www.thefix.com/content/morning-roundup-aug-22-2014 Alcohol, Internet Gambling Addictions Skyrocket in Japan http://www.thefix.com/content/alcohol-internet-gambling-addictions-skyrocket-japan <img src="http://www.thefix.com/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/pachinko%20machine.jpg?itok=1Z2bMBhf" alt="" /><p>A recent survey showed a sharp rise in addictions that are further exacerbated by social stigma.</p> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:30:00 -0400 Paul Gaita http://www.thefix.com/content/alcohol-internet-gambling-addictions-skyrocket-japan Seven Year Old Rats Out Mom for Meth Habit http://www.thefix.com/content/seven-year-old-tattles-moms-meth-habit <img src="http://www.thefix.com/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/buchanan.jpg?itok=XWV0ZjEy" alt="" /><p>A Florida boy witnessed his mother cooking meth and told an adult, which led to her being arrested.</p> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 17:30:00 -0400 Bryan Le http://www.thefix.com/content/seven-year-old-tattles-moms-meth-habit Student Charged In Philip Seymour Hoffman Death Reports on Treatment http://www.thefix.com/content/parsons-student-arrested-philip-seymour-hoffman-investigation-reports-drug-treatment <img src="http://www.thefix.com/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/juliana%20luchkiw.jpg?itok=-mwPK1Ym" alt="" /><p>Juliana Luchkiw, the Parsons student arrested in connection with the actor's heroin overdose, gave the court an update on her treatment progress.</p> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 15:30:00 -0400 Victoria Kim http://www.thefix.com/content/parsons-student-arrested-philip-seymour-hoffman-investigation-reports-drug-treatment