The Fix | News http://www.thefix.com/news Addiction and recovery, straight up. en Excellus Wrongly Denied Coverage for Addiction, Eating Disorders, New York AG Says http://www.thefix.com/content/excellus-wrongly-denied-coverage-drug-addiction-eating-disorders-new-york-ag-says <img src="http://d21no8zvelat5l.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/Eric%20T.%20Schneiderman.jpg?itok=ZOddSslv" alt="" /><p>Excellus neither confirmed nor denied Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman's findings.</p> Fri, 17 Apr 2015 19:30:00 -0400 Paul Gaita http://www.thefix.com/content/excellus-wrongly-denied-coverage-drug-addiction-eating-disorders-new-york-ag-says Columbia Students Could Face Charges After Paying for Drug Deals on Venmo http://www.thefix.com/content/columbia-students-could-face-charges-after-paying-drug-deals-venmo <img src="http://d21no8zvelat5l.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/columbia%20university.jpg?itok=uzUL6Lrc" alt="" /><p>A prominent dealer wrote an anonymous op-ed describing rampant drug use on campus.</p> Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:30:00 -0400 May Wilkerson http://www.thefix.com/content/columbia-students-could-face-charges-after-paying-drug-deals-venmo Computer Program Could Help Reduce Gambling Problems Among College Students http://www.thefix.com/content/computer-program-could-help-reduce-gambling-problems-among-college-students <img src="http://d21no8zvelat5l.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/teens%20playing%20cards.jpg?itok=9niiB1Cd" alt="" /><p>Compulsive gambling continues to be a rising problem on campus.</p> Fri, 17 Apr 2015 15:30:00 -0400 May Wilkerson http://www.thefix.com/content/computer-program-could-help-reduce-gambling-problems-among-college-students Mental Health First Aid Receives Bipartisan Support in Congress http://www.thefix.com/content/mental-health-first-aid-receives-bipartisan-support-congress <img src="http://d21no8zvelat5l.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/depressed%20woman%20staring%20at%20lake.jpg?itok=XlW5iaMU" alt="" /><p>Democrats and Republicans displayed rare cooperation in putting forth new grants for mental health treatment.</p> Fri, 17 Apr 2015 13:00:00 -0400 Victoria Kim http://www.thefix.com/content/mental-health-first-aid-receives-bipartisan-support-congress Smoking Can Spark Alcohol Addiction, Study Suggests http://www.thefix.com/content/smoking-can-spark-alcohol-addiction-study-suggests <img src="http://d21no8zvelat5l.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/smoking%20and%20drinking.jpg?itok=QwKxD5m6" alt="" /><p>Just like a drinker can reach for a smoke, cigarettes can trigger alcohol cravings.</p> Fri, 17 Apr 2015 10:30:00 -0400 McCarton Ackerman http://www.thefix.com/content/smoking-can-spark-alcohol-addiction-study-suggests Professor Argues Heroin-Assisted Therapy A Viable, Last-Resort Treatment Option http://www.thefix.com/content/professor-argues-heroin-assisted-therapy-viable-last-resort-treatment-option <img src="http://d21no8zvelat5l.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/needle%20spoon%20heroin.jpg?itok=U5Jt-Y9e" alt="" /><p>Professor Martin T. Schechter says that those who don't benefit from traditional therapies should be allowed to receive therapeutic heroin.</p> Fri, 17 Apr 2015 08:30:00 -0400 McCarton Ackerman http://www.thefix.com/content/professor-argues-heroin-assisted-therapy-viable-last-resort-treatment-option Morning Roundup: Apr. 17, 2015 http://www.thefix.com/content/morning-roundup-apr-17-2015 <img src="http://d21no8zvelat5l.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/chris%20christie%20mean.jpg?itok=jvxKgDOZ" alt="" /><p><strong>Chris Christie</strong> says he'll crack down on legal weed, Georgia legalizes <strong>medical marijuana</strong>, and man arrested for <strong>riding a horse</strong> drunk.</p> Fri, 17 Apr 2015 07:00:00 -0400 Shawn Dwyer http://www.thefix.com/content/morning-roundup-apr-17-2015 Smoking Weed While Drinking Makes Users Far More Likely To Drive Drunk http://www.thefix.com/content/smoking-weed-while-drinking-makes-users-far-more-likely-drive-drunk <img src="http://d21no8zvelat5l.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/weed%20behind%20the%20wheel.jpg?itok=lOame_HQ" alt="" /><p>Rates for driving while impaired nearly doubled when both weed and booze were consumed.</p> Thu, 16 Apr 2015 19:30:00 -0400 McCarton Ackerman http://www.thefix.com/content/smoking-weed-while-drinking-makes-users-far-more-likely-drive-drunk U.S. Swim Champ Michael Phelps A 'Changed' Man Since Rehab http://www.thefix.com/content/us-swim-champ-michael-phelps-changed-man-rehab <img src="http://d21no8zvelat5l.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/michael%20phelps%202015.jpg?itok=4t9i1gIt" alt="" /><p>The 18-time gold medalist spoke for the first time about his 2014 DUI arrest.</p> Thu, 16 Apr 2015 17:30:00 -0400 May Wilkerson http://www.thefix.com/content/us-swim-champ-michael-phelps-changed-man-rehab Legal Marijuana Dispensaries Prosecuted As Courts Debate New Provision http://www.thefix.com/content/legal-marijuana-dispensaries-prosecuted-courts-debate-new-provision <img src="http://d21no8zvelat5l.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/mmj%20shop%20denver.jpg?itok=5JXQegxP" alt="" /><p>Marijuana dispensary owners are increasingly finding themselves caught between state and federal law.</p> Thu, 16 Apr 2015 15:30:00 -0400 Brent McCluskey http://www.thefix.com/content/legal-marijuana-dispensaries-prosecuted-courts-debate-new-provision