The Fix | News http://www.thefix.com/news Addiction and recovery, straight up. en Switzerland Releases Robot Who Bought Drugs Online http://www.thefix.com/content/switzerland-releases-robot-who-bought-drugs-online <img src="http://d21no8zvelat5l.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/toy%20robot%20keyboard.jpg?itok=mONJTXKQ" alt="" /><p>After three months in custody, Mediengruppe Bitnik's drug-buying robot has been freed.</p> Fri, 24 Apr 2015 19:30:00 -0400 May Wilkerson http://www.thefix.com/content/switzerland-releases-robot-who-bought-drugs-online Treatment For Eating Disorders in the South Impeded by Regional Culture http://www.thefix.com/content/treatment-eating-disorders-down-south-impeded-regional-culture <img src="http://d21no8zvelat5l.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/young%20woman%20mirror.jpg?itok=_cuoiv_h" alt="" /><p>Regional and religious pressures prevent those suffering from eating disorders from seeking treatment.</p> Fri, 24 Apr 2015 17:30:00 -0400 John Lavitt http://www.thefix.com/content/treatment-eating-disorders-down-south-impeded-regional-culture NIDA Provides Marijuana for PTSD Treatment Study for Veterans http://www.thefix.com/content/nida-provides-marijuana-ptsd-treatment-study-veterans <img src="http://d21no8zvelat5l.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/provetptsd.png?itok=TA84o6jq" alt="" /><p>For the first time, vets suffering from PTSD will be allowed to smoke marijuana as part of a government-backed study.</p> Fri, 24 Apr 2015 15:30:00 -0400 John Lavitt http://www.thefix.com/content/nida-provides-marijuana-ptsd-treatment-study-veterans Louisiana Employers Could Soon Drug Test Hair From Applicants http://www.thefix.com/content/louisiana-employers-could-soon-drug-test-hair-applicants <img src="http://d21no8zvelat5l.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/woman%20hair%20clump.jpg?itok=D0ZVB3F7" alt="" /><p>Louisiana has one of the highest rates of drug dependence in the nation.</p> Fri, 24 Apr 2015 13:00:00 -0400 McCarton Ackerman http://www.thefix.com/content/louisiana-employers-could-soon-drug-test-hair-applicants Baby Boomers on Prescription Medication Contributing to Heroin 'Epidemic' http://www.thefix.com/content/baby-boomers-prescription-medication-contributing-heroin-epidemic <img src="http://d21no8zvelat5l.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/syringe%20heroin.jpg?itok=t3LWoIdS" alt="" /><p>The number of heroin-related deaths among Baby Boomers has nearly quintupled.</p> Fri, 24 Apr 2015 10:30:00 -0400 Victoria Kim http://www.thefix.com/content/baby-boomers-prescription-medication-contributing-heroin-epidemic New Study Looks at Addiction-Suppressing Brain Mechanisms http://www.thefix.com/content/new-study-looks-addiction-suppressing-brain-mechanisms <img src="http://d21no8zvelat5l.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/brain%20addiction%20concept_0.jpg?itok=4fQdnfvT" alt="" /><p>Researchers will be trying to uncover what occurs in the brain that helps recovering addicts resist relapse.</p> Fri, 24 Apr 2015 08:30:00 -0400 Brent McCluskey http://www.thefix.com/content/new-study-looks-addiction-suppressing-brain-mechanisms Morning Roundup: Apr. 24, 2015 http://www.thefix.com/content/morning-roundup-apr-24-2015 <img src="http://d21no8zvelat5l.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/mendeecees%20harris.jpg?itok=sapC79ZJ" alt="" /><p>Dalton Gray injured in <strong>DUI crash</strong>, truck driver <strong>swaps meat</strong> for crack, and <strong>Mendeecees Harris</strong> sentenced for trafficking.</p> Fri, 24 Apr 2015 07:00:00 -0400 Shawn Dwyer http://www.thefix.com/content/morning-roundup-apr-24-2015 Rand Paul’s Son Arrested for DUI http://www.thefix.com/content/rand-paul%E2%80%99s-son-arrested-dui <img src="http://d21no8zvelat5l.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/william%20paul.jpg?itok=LgnfJipy" alt="" /><p>The son of the Republican senator and presidential hopeful allegedly hit a parked car while drunk.</p> Thu, 23 Apr 2015 19:30:00 -0400 Zachary Siegel http://www.thefix.com/content/rand-paul%E2%80%99s-son-arrested-dui Kentucky Drug Courts Allow Opioid Addicts Access to Medication-Assisted Treatment http://www.thefix.com/content/kentucky-drug-courts-change-policy-allow-opioid-addicts-access-medication-assisted-treatment <img src="http://d21no8zvelat5l.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/Steve%20Beshear.jpg?itok=dNHkZKtY" alt="" /><p>The commonwealth will no longer require addicts to stop medications in order to stay in drug court.</p> Thu, 23 Apr 2015 17:30:00 -0400 Victoria Kim http://www.thefix.com/content/kentucky-drug-courts-change-policy-allow-opioid-addicts-access-medication-assisted-treatment New Orleans Institutes Wide-Ranging Ban on Smoking in Bars http://www.thefix.com/content/new-orleans-bans-smoking-bars <img src="http://d21no8zvelat5l.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/old%20timey%20smoking.jpg?itok=NpQA1Q-U" alt="" /><p>The Big Easy was one of the last holdouts in the country in protecting workers from second-hand smoke.</p> Thu, 23 Apr 2015 15:30:00 -0400 May Wilkerson http://www.thefix.com/content/new-orleans-bans-smoking-bars