The Fix | News Addiction and recovery, straight up. en Pakistan Drug 'Clinic' Allegedly Tortured Addicts <img src="" alt="" /><p>A Pakistani clinic run by an extreme Islamic mullah has been shut down after police found patients chained to the ground and forced to recite the Qur'an.</p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 19:30:00 -0400 Bryan Le Brain-Boosting 'Smart Drugs' On The Rise <img src="" alt="" /><p>With the wider availability of brain-boosting pills comes growing concern over sever side effects like depression and withdrawal.</p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:30:00 -0400 Paul Gaita New York Times Says: End Prohibition of Weed <img src="" alt="" /><p>The Gray Lady has gone on record in throwing unequivocal support behind legalizing marijuana.</p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:30:00 -0400 Shawn Dwyer 4 Physical Side Effects of Being Addicted Your Smartphone <img src="" alt="" /><p>Think overuse of smartphones doesn't have physical consequences? Think again.</p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 13:00:00 -0400 John Lavitt Can Ibogaine Curb Afghanistan’s Heroin Problem? <img src="" alt="" /><p>Despite a decade-long battle with crippling heroin addiction, Afghanistan remains reluctant in its desire to treat addicts.</p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:30:00 -0400 Paul Gaita FDA Approves New Painkiller From Oxy Maker Purdue Pharma <img src="" alt="" /><p>A new oxycodone painkiller called Tarqiniq ER will feature a naloxone inhibitor when tablet is crushed.</p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:30:00 -0400 John Lavitt Morning Roundup: July 28, 2014 <img src="" alt="" /><p>Fox News anchor <strong>pleads guilty</strong> in drunk disorderly case, Utah political candidate charged with assault over <strong>pill debt</strong>, and 'Bio-Dome' star arrested for <strong>drunk driving</strong>.</p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 07:00:00 -0400 Shawn Dwyer Drug Users Welcomed For First Time at Global AIDS Confab <img src="" alt="" /><p>After being shut out of of the AIDS conference for decades, intravenous drug users finally had their own booth.</p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:30:00 -0400 McCarton Ackerman New Study Identifies Triggers In Cocaine Relapse <img src="" alt="" /><p>A connection between endogenous amino acids and opioid receptors may offer a clue as to why people relapse.</p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:30:00 -0400 John Lavitt World Health Organization Suggests Decriminalizing Personal Drug Use <img src="" alt="" /><p>Following the WHO's suggestion could lead to a drastic drop in the rate of drug abuse, as shown by Portugal.</p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:30:00 -0400 McCarton Ackerman