The Fix | News http://www.thefix.com/news Addiction and recovery, straight up. en Syringes Used As Currency In Heroin-Addicted Myanmar http://www.thefix.com/content/syringes-used-currency-heroin-addicted-myanmar <img src="http://www.thefix.com/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/used%20syringe%20foreground.jpg?itok=r92j1O7v" alt="" /><p>Heroin sells for as little as one dollar and every home has an addict.</p> Fri, 31 Oct 2014 17:30:00 -0400 Brent McCluskey http://www.thefix.com/content/syringes-used-currency-heroin-addicted-myanmar Mind Over Matter: Psychologist Explains the Biology of Addiction http://www.thefix.com/content/mind-over-matter-psychologist-explains-biology-addiction <img src="http://www.thefix.com/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/brain%20addiction%20concept.jpg?itok=MqbV_BsQ" alt="" /><p>Dr. Brad Lander has shown how a small part of the brain controlling motivation and pleasure is the key to understanding addictive behavior.</p> Fri, 31 Oct 2014 15:30:00 -0400 Paul Gaita http://www.thefix.com/content/mind-over-matter-psychologist-explains-biology-addiction UK Study Finds Punitive Drug Laws Don't Reduce Drug Use http://www.thefix.com/content/uk-study-finds-punitive-drug-laws-dont-reduce-drug-use <img src="http://www.thefix.com/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/woman%20smoking%20joint.jpg?itok=dNJ7YxR_" alt="" /><p>Despite new evidence, the government has no intention to decriminalize drugs.</p> Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:00:00 -0400 McCarton Ackerman http://www.thefix.com/content/uk-study-finds-punitive-drug-laws-dont-reduce-drug-use Lena Dunham Humorously Bares Her Dark Past in New Memoir http://www.thefix.com/content/lena-dunham-bares-her-battle-eating-disorders-new-memoir <img src="http://www.thefix.com/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/lena%20dunham.jpg?itok=Qo9JKUGT" alt="" /><p>The <em>Girls</em> star revealed her struggles with OCD, sexual abuse, and eating disorders.</p> Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:26:19 -0400 John Lavitt http://www.thefix.com/content/lena-dunham-bares-her-battle-eating-disorders-new-memoir Numerous Marijuana Grow Operations Raided In Colorado http://www.thefix.com/content/numerous-marijuana-grow-operations-raided-colorado <img src="http://www.thefix.com/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/pot%20plants%20indoors.jpg?itok=yPuR4LiQ" alt="" /><p>Despite marijuana being legal, people are still getting busted in Colorado.</p> Fri, 31 Oct 2014 08:30:00 -0400 McCarton Ackerman http://www.thefix.com/content/numerous-marijuana-grow-operations-raided-colorado Morning Roundup: Oct. 31, 2014 http://www.thefix.com/content/morning-roundup-oct-30-2014-0 <img src="http://www.thefix.com/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/flybe.jpg?itok=TUMEYp7S" alt="" /><p>Dog helps police bust <strong>drug dealer</strong> owner, <strong>drunk Flybe pilot</strong> arrested before flying plane, and respected softball coach caught with <strong>crack cocaine</strong>.</p> Fri, 31 Oct 2014 07:00:00 -0400 Shawn Dwyer http://www.thefix.com/content/morning-roundup-oct-30-2014-0 N.J. Internet Gambling Addiction Is Subject of Rutgers Study http://www.thefix.com/content/nj-internet-gambling-and-addiction-are-subjects-rutgers-study <img src="http://www.thefix.com/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/internet%20gambling%20chips.jpg?itok=rgfla5ve" alt="" /><p>Concerned about the impact of internet gambling, Rutgers will examine who, how, and why people become addicted.</p> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 19:30:00 -0400 Paul Gaita http://www.thefix.com/content/nj-internet-gambling-and-addiction-are-subjects-rutgers-study British Teen Petitions Government to Tackle 'Thinspiration' Blogs http://www.thefix.com/content/british-teen-petitions-government-tackle-thinspiration-blogs <img src="http://www.thefix.com/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/anorexic%20woman.jpg?itok=JPQ3TE0s" alt="" /><p>Diagnosed with anorexia, 18-year-old Alice Taylor has recovered from her eating disorder and wants help educate others about the disease.</p> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 17:30:00 -0400 Victoria Kim http://www.thefix.com/content/british-teen-petitions-government-tackle-thinspiration-blogs Fraternity Suspended After Date-Rape Drug Accusations http://www.thefix.com/content/brown-university-frat-suspended-after-date-rape-drugs-accusations <img src="http://www.thefix.com/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/brown%20university.jpg?itok=1cEchh6j" alt="" /><p>The Phi Kappa Psi fraternity at Brown University has been suspended after two students claimed they were drugged and sexually assaulted.</p> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 15:30:00 -0400 Victoria Kim http://www.thefix.com/content/brown-university-frat-suspended-after-date-rape-drugs-accusations Former Soldier Re-Enlists to Fight Addiction in the Military http://www.thefix.com/content/former-soldier-re-enlists-fight-addiction-military <img src="http://www.thefix.com/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/soldier%20ptsd.jpg?itok=3IEnrDDa" alt="" /><p>Frank Greenagel has returned to active duty in order to wage war against the growing scourge of drug addiction in the military.</p> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:00:00 -0400 Paul Gaita http://www.thefix.com/content/former-soldier-re-enlists-fight-addiction-military