The Fix | News http://www.thefix.com/news Addiction and recovery, straight up. en Pakistan Drug 'Clinic' Allegedly Tortured Addicts http://www.thefix.com/content/pakistan-drug-clinic-tortures-addicts <img src="http://www.thefix.com/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/chainswall.jpg?itok=DvT1ELgz" 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 http://www.thefix.com/content/pakistan-drug-clinic-tortures-addicts Brain-Boosting 'Smart Drugs' On The Rise http://www.thefix.com/content/brain-boosting-smart-drugs-rise <img src="http://www.thefix.com/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/pill%20brain.jpg?itok=7Pv5_rgE" 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 http://www.thefix.com/content/brain-boosting-smart-drugs-rise New York Times Says: End Prohibition of Weed http://www.thefix.com/content/new-york-times-says-end-prohibition-weed <img src="http://www.thefix.com/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/marijuana%20flag_0.jpg?itok=rsxCuZI2" 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 http://www.thefix.com/content/new-york-times-says-end-prohibition-weed 4 Physical Side Effects of Being Addicted Your Smartphone http://www.thefix.com/content/4-physical-side-effects-being-addicted-your-smartphone <img src="http://www.thefix.com/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/smartphone%20pain%20neck.jpg?itok=kKN0db6T" alt="" /><p>Think overuse of smartphones doesn't have physical consequences? Think again.</p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 13:00:00 -0400 John Lavitt http://www.thefix.com/content/4-physical-side-effects-being-addicted-your-smartphone Can Ibogaine Curb Afghanistan’s Heroin Problem? http://www.thefix.com/content/can-ibogaine-curb-afghanistan%E2%80%99s-heroin-problem <img src="http://www.thefix.com/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/heroin%20spoon%20syringe.jpg?itok=hz6odzB2" 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 http://www.thefix.com/content/can-ibogaine-curb-afghanistan%E2%80%99s-heroin-problem FDA Approves New Painkiller From Oxy Maker Purdue Pharma http://www.thefix.com/content/fda-approves-new-painkiller-oxy-maker-purdue-pharma <img src="http://www.thefix.com/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/painkiller%20concept.jpg?itok=ZrlJzTmh" 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 http://www.thefix.com/content/fda-approves-new-painkiller-oxy-maker-purdue-pharma Morning Roundup: July 28, 2014 http://www.thefix.com/content/morning-roundup-july-28-2014 <img src="http://www.thefix.com/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/mark%20byrge.jpg?itok=Xjig2XNI" 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 http://www.thefix.com/content/morning-roundup-july-28-2014 Drug Users Welcomed For First Time at Global AIDS Confab http://www.thefix.com/content/drug-users-welcomed-first-time-international-aids-conference <img src="http://www.thefix.com/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/aids%20conference%202014.jpg?itok=6h94shke" 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 http://www.thefix.com/content/drug-users-welcomed-first-time-international-aids-conference New Study Identifies Triggers In Cocaine Relapse http://www.thefix.com/content/new-study-identifies-triggers-cocaine-relapse <img src="http://www.thefix.com/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/snorting%20coke_0.jpg?itok=TcA9hVlo" 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 http://www.thefix.com/content/new-study-identifies-triggers-cocaine-relapse World Health Organization Suggests Decriminalizing Personal Drug Use http://www.thefix.com/content/world-health-organization-suggests-decriminalizing-personal-drug-use <img src="http://www.thefix.com/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/drug%20problem.jpg?itok=CYbCe0Y4" 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 http://www.thefix.com/content/world-health-organization-suggests-decriminalizing-personal-drug-use