The Fix | News http://www.thefix.com/news Addiction and recovery, straight up. en Brain Neuron Is Linked to Nicotine Addiction http://www.thefix.com/content/brain-neuron-linked-nicotine-addiction <img src="http://www.thefix.com/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/nicotine%20brain%20concept.jpg?itok=YrrnL6X3" alt="" /><p>A neuron in the brain triggered by nicotine withdrawal may provide scientists with answers as to why people become addicted to cigarettes.</p> Wed, 26 Nov 2014 19:30:00 -0500 Paul Gaita http://www.thefix.com/content/brain-neuron-linked-nicotine-addiction ATF Stash House Stings Come Under Fire for Racial Profiling http://www.thefix.com/content/atf-stash-house-stings-come-under-fire-profiling <img src="http://www.thefix.com/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/black%20man%20cuffs.jpg?itok=RZruT8xw" alt="" /><p>An investigation into the ATF's fake drug houses revealed that over 90% of suspects arrested were minorities.</p> Wed, 26 Nov 2014 17:30:00 -0500 Paul Gaita http://www.thefix.com/content/atf-stash-house-stings-come-under-fire-profiling How Europe's Cocaine Habit Fuels Radical Islam in West Africa http://www.thefix.com/content/how-europes-cocaine-habit-fuels-radical-islam-west-africa <img src="http://www.thefix.com/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/cocaine%20bullets%20blood.jpg?itok=vPdNkGyQ" alt="" /><p>Terrorist groups like Hezbollah and al-Qaeda have benefited from corrupt regimes.</p> Wed, 26 Nov 2014 15:30:00 -0500 Victoria Kim http://www.thefix.com/content/how-europes-cocaine-habit-fuels-radical-islam-west-africa Problem Gamblers With Personality Disorders More Difficult to Treat http://www.thefix.com/content/problem-gamblers-personality-disorders-more-difficult-treat <img src="http://www.thefix.com/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/gambling%20addict%20disorder.jpg?itok=FBgbyJlg" alt="" /><p>A recent study has linked compulsive gambling to borderline and other personality disorders.</p> Wed, 26 Nov 2014 13:00:00 -0500 Brent McCluskey http://www.thefix.com/content/problem-gamblers-personality-disorders-more-difficult-treat Prescription Heroin Now Available in Vancouver http://www.thefix.com/content/prescription-heroin-now-available-vancouver <img src="http://www.thefix.com/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/heroin%20spoon%20needle.jpg?itok=9nPvSVv8" alt="" /><p>A group of 120 severe addicts will begin receiving doctor-approved smack.</p> Wed, 26 Nov 2014 10:30:00 -0500 Victoria Kim http://www.thefix.com/content/prescription-heroin-now-available-vancouver Robert Downey Sr. Says Son Getting Sober Is His 'Highlight' http://www.thefix.com/content/robert-downey-sr-says-son-getting-sober-his-highlight <img src="http://www.thefix.com/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/robert%20downey%20jr%202014.jpg?itok=cDhwa-Um" alt="" /><p>Forget all the great performances or the summer blockbusters, Robert Downey Jr.'s father is proudest of his sobriety.</p> Wed, 26 Nov 2014 08:30:00 -0500 McCarton Ackerman http://www.thefix.com/content/robert-downey-sr-says-son-getting-sober-his-highlight Morning Roundup: Nov. 26, 2014 http://www.thefix.com/content/morning-roundup-nov-26-2014 <img src="http://www.thefix.com/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/don%20lemon.jpg?itok=L5q0HmXd" alt="" /><p>CNN anchor <strong>Don Lemon</strong> causes stir with marijuana comments, <strong>Shia LeBeouf</strong> doing well (so far) in rehab, and drunk cop <strong>fires weapon</strong> at another off-duty cop.</p> Wed, 26 Nov 2014 07:00:00 -0500 Shawn Dwyer http://www.thefix.com/content/morning-roundup-nov-26-2014 Lady Gaga Credits Elton John With Curbing Her Pot Addiction http://www.thefix.com/content/lady-gaga-credits-elton-john-curbing-her-pot-addiction <img src="http://www.thefix.com/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/lady%20gaga%202014.jpg?itok=ZmttDZjX" alt="" /><p>Though she still partakes every now and then, Lady Gaga thanks the Rocket Man for being the "soberest" she has been in years.</p> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 19:30:00 -0500 McCarton Ackerman http://www.thefix.com/content/lady-gaga-credits-elton-john-curbing-her-pot-addiction Bill Cosby Accused of Leaking Daughter’s Drug Abuse http://www.thefix.com/content/bill-cosby-accused-leaking-daughter%E2%80%99s-drug-abuse <img src="http://www.thefix.com/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/cosby%202014%20tongue.jpg?itok=d8xHJ8OP" alt="" /><p>Once again the Cos is the center of detestable accusations, and he's still not talking.</p> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 17:30:00 -0500 Brent McCluskey http://www.thefix.com/content/bill-cosby-accused-leaking-daughter%E2%80%99s-drug-abuse WHO Wants Expanded Access to Naloxone to Fight Overdoses http://www.thefix.com/content/who-wants-expanded-access-naloxone-fight-overdoses <img src="http://www.thefix.com/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/heroin%20overdose%20victim%20floor.jpg?itok=9q6Et42L" alt="" /><p>With worldwide overdoses on the rise, the World Health Organization laid out guidelines for countries to expand access to the lifesaving antidote.</p> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 15:30:00 -0500 Paul Gaita http://www.thefix.com/content/who-wants-expanded-access-naloxone-fight-overdoses