The Fix | News Addiction and recovery, straight up. en Excellus Wrongly Denied Coverage for Addiction, Eating Disorders, New York AG Says <img src="" alt="" /><p>Excellus neither confirmed nor denied Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman's findings.</p> Fri, 17 Apr 2015 19:30:00 -0400 Paul Gaita Columbia Students Could Face Charges After Paying for Drug Deals on Venmo <img src="" alt="" /><p>A prominent dealer wrote an anonymous op-ed describing rampant drug use on campus.</p> Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:30:00 -0400 May Wilkerson Computer Program Could Help Reduce Gambling Problems Among College Students <img src="" alt="" /><p>Compulsive gambling continues to be a rising problem on campus.</p> Fri, 17 Apr 2015 15:30:00 -0400 May Wilkerson Mental Health First Aid Receives Bipartisan Support in Congress <img src="" alt="" /><p>Democrats and Republicans displayed rare cooperation in putting forth new grants for mental health treatment.</p> Fri, 17 Apr 2015 13:00:00 -0400 Victoria Kim Smoking Can Spark Alcohol Addiction, Study Suggests <img src="" alt="" /><p>Just like a drinker can reach for a smoke, cigarettes can trigger alcohol cravings.</p> Fri, 17 Apr 2015 10:30:00 -0400 McCarton Ackerman Professor Argues Heroin-Assisted Therapy A Viable, Last-Resort Treatment Option <img src="" alt="" /><p>Professor Martin T. Schechter says that those who don't benefit from traditional therapies should be allowed to receive therapeutic heroin.</p> Fri, 17 Apr 2015 08:30:00 -0400 McCarton Ackerman Morning Roundup: Apr. 17, 2015 <img src="" alt="" /><p><strong>Chris Christie</strong> says he'll crack down on legal weed, Georgia legalizes <strong>medical marijuana</strong>, and man arrested for <strong>riding a horse</strong> drunk.</p> Fri, 17 Apr 2015 07:00:00 -0400 Shawn Dwyer Smoking Weed While Drinking Makes Users Far More Likely To Drive Drunk <img src="" alt="" /><p>Rates for driving while impaired nearly doubled when both weed and booze were consumed.</p> Thu, 16 Apr 2015 19:30:00 -0400 McCarton Ackerman U.S. Swim Champ Michael Phelps A 'Changed' Man Since Rehab <img src="" alt="" /><p>The 18-time gold medalist spoke for the first time about his 2014 DUI arrest.</p> Thu, 16 Apr 2015 17:30:00 -0400 May Wilkerson Legal Marijuana Dispensaries Prosecuted As Courts Debate New Provision <img src="" alt="" /><p>Marijuana dispensary owners are increasingly finding themselves caught between state and federal law.</p> Thu, 16 Apr 2015 15:30:00 -0400 Brent McCluskey