The Fix | News http://www.thefix.com/news Addiction and recovery, straight up. en Chinese Drug Treatment Patients Compete in 155-mile Ultramarathon http://www.thefix.com/content/chinese-drug-treatment-patients-compete-155-mile-ultramarathon <img src="http://d2opwwnn6mpgl2.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/ultramarathon%20golbi.jpg?itok=4mYBen6u" alt="" /><p>Two recovering addicts battled through heatwaves and sandstorms in the Golbi Desert.</p> Thu, 30 Jul 2015 17:30:00 -0400 Paul Gaita http://www.thefix.com/content/chinese-drug-treatment-patients-compete-155-mile-ultramarathon Video: Danny Trejo’s Path from Prison to Drug Abuse Education and Acting Fame http://www.thefix.com/content/danny-trejo%E2%80%99s-path-prison-drug-abuse-education-and-acting-fame <img src="http://d2opwwnn6mpgl2.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/danny%20trejo.jpg?itok=SiJzVdyJ" alt="" /><p>The popular tough guy actor is featured in a documentary exclusively being previewed on The Fix.</p> Thu, 30 Jul 2015 17:30:00 -0400 May Wilkerson http://www.thefix.com/content/danny-trejo%E2%80%99s-path-prison-drug-abuse-education-and-acting-fame Impact of Genetic Risk in Opioid Abuse Examined at ICOO http://www.thefix.com/content/impact-genetic-risk-opioid-abuse-examined-icoo <img src="http://d2opwwnn6mpgl2.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/dnapro.png?itok=IUC5dcCK" alt="" /><p>Researchers are hopeful that identifying genetic reactions to treatment will lead to better outcomes.</p> Thu, 30 Jul 2015 15:30:00 -0400 John Lavitt http://www.thefix.com/content/impact-genetic-risk-opioid-abuse-examined-icoo Biomarker In Young Adult Binge Drinkers Measured for First Time http://www.thefix.com/content/biomarker-young-adult-binge-drinkers-measured-first-time <img src="http://d2opwwnn6mpgl2.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/young%20man%20drinking%20beer.jpg?itok=KVR9blb4" alt="" /><p>The groundbreaking study examined the relationship between biomarkers and alcohol consumption.</p> Thu, 30 Jul 2015 13:00:00 -0400 Brent McCluskey http://www.thefix.com/content/biomarker-young-adult-binge-drinkers-measured-first-time Nearly Half Of Heroin Addicts Were Initially Prescription Medication Abusers http://www.thefix.com/content/nearly-half-heroin-addicts-were-initially-prescription-medication-abusers <img src="http://d2opwwnn6mpgl2.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/painkiller%20addict.jpg?itok=CztQSa6b" alt="" /><p>Heroin overdose deaths have also quadrupled in the last decade.</p> Thu, 30 Jul 2015 10:30:00 -0400 McCarton Ackerman http://www.thefix.com/content/nearly-half-heroin-addicts-were-initially-prescription-medication-abusers New Study Suggests Marijuana Could Reduce Withdrawals In Opioid Users http://www.thefix.com/content/new-study-suggests-marijuana-could-reduce-withdrawals-opioid-users <img src="http://d2opwwnn6mpgl2.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/passing%20bowl.jpg?itok=kFsS72oV" alt="" /><p>But anti-pot advocates are mad that researchers are touting weed as a safe alternative to pills.</p> Thu, 30 Jul 2015 08:30:00 -0400 McCarton Ackerman http://www.thefix.com/content/new-study-suggests-marijuana-could-reduce-withdrawals-opioid-users Morning Roundup: July 30, 2015 http://www.thefix.com/content/morning-roundup-july-30-2015 <img src="http://d2opwwnn6mpgl2.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/macklemore%202014_0.jpg?itok=5vs1PGE1" alt="" /><p><strong>Macklemore</strong> admits to relapsing, MTV casting <strong>flakka addicts</strong> for reality show, and <strong>drunk badger</strong> found on beach.</p> Thu, 30 Jul 2015 07:00:00 -0400 Shawn Dwyer http://www.thefix.com/content/morning-roundup-july-30-2015 Oregon to Begin Selling Recreational Marijuana in October http://www.thefix.com/content/oregon-begin-selling-recreational-marijuana-october <img src="http://d2opwwnn6mpgl2.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/marijuana%20jar_1.jpg?itok=cKyt5J2j" alt="" /><p>Gov. Kate Brown signed a law that moved up the availability of marijuana for sale much sooner than expected.</p> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 19:30:00 -0400 McCarton Ackerman http://www.thefix.com/content/oregon-begin-selling-recreational-marijuana-october If Chris Christie is Elected President, Say Goodbye to Marijuana Reform http://www.thefix.com/content/if-chris-christie-elected-president-say-goodbye-marijuana-reform <img src="http://d2opwwnn6mpgl2.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/screaming%20chris%20christie.jpg?itok=LwO55V_4" alt="" /><p>The Republican hopeful curiously espouses by far the harshest stance against the marijuana movement.</p> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 17:30:00 -0400 Zachary Siegel http://www.thefix.com/content/if-chris-christie-elected-president-say-goodbye-marijuana-reform Marijuana Use on the Rise Among Young People in the UK, While Penalties Decrease http://www.thefix.com/content/marijuana-use-rise-among-young-people-uk-while-penalties-decrease <img src="http://d2opwwnn6mpgl2.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/man%20toking%20joint.jpg?itok=RwnugW5H" alt="" /><p>Anti-drug campaigns fear that the rise in marijuana use stems from law enforcement “turning a blind eye” to offenses.</p> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 15:30:00 -0400 May Wilkerson http://www.thefix.com/content/marijuana-use-rise-among-young-people-uk-while-penalties-decrease