The Fix | News http://www.thefix.com/news Addiction and recovery, straight up. en 'Magic Mushrooms' Show High Success Rate for Smoking Cessation http://www.thefix.com/content/magic-mushrooms-show-high-success-rate-smoking-cessation <img src="http://www.thefix.com/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/mushroom%20pile.jpg?itok=JIIHxzBs" alt="" /><p>Though a small study, researchers found that taking psilocybin can have a positive effect on quitting smoking.</p> Wed, 17 Sep 2014 19:30:00 -0400 Victoria Kim http://www.thefix.com/content/magic-mushrooms-show-high-success-rate-smoking-cessation New Jersey Bill Classifies Drug Addiction as Mental Illness http://www.thefix.com/content/new-jersey-bill-classifies-drug-addiction-mental-illness <img src="http://www.thefix.com/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/gavel%20book.jpg?itok=eyt5gMIE" alt="" /><p>Strongly supported by parents of children lost to overdoses, Bill A3227 will give judges the power to send addicts to treatment.</p> Wed, 17 Sep 2014 17:30:00 -0400 Brent McCluskey http://www.thefix.com/content/new-jersey-bill-classifies-drug-addiction-mental-illness Generic Version of Pricey Hep C Drug Available in Developing Countries http://www.thefix.com/content/low-cost-generic-version-expensive-hep-c-drug-will-be-available-developing-countries <img src="http://www.thefix.com/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/medication.jpg?itok=UCEMacS3" alt="" /><p>The $1,000-a-pill hep c treatment will be approximately $10-a-pill in its generic version, but it won't be available in the U.S.</p> Wed, 17 Sep 2014 15:30:00 -0400 John Lavitt http://www.thefix.com/content/low-cost-generic-version-expensive-hep-c-drug-will-be-available-developing-countries White House Celebrates 25 Years of National Recovery Month http://www.thefix.com/content/white-house-celebrates-25-years-national-recovery-month <img src="http://www.thefix.com/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/michael%20botticelli.jpeg?itok=M-ez3Z4s" alt="" /><p>Today the Office of National Drug Control Policy will pay tribute to individuals in recovery with a live streaming event at 2pm EST.</p> Wed, 17 Sep 2014 13:00:00 -0400 Paul Gaita http://www.thefix.com/content/white-house-celebrates-25-years-national-recovery-month New Statistics Show Prescription Drug Deaths Quadrupled In U.S. http://www.thefix.com/content/new-statistics-show-prescription-drug-deaths-quadrupled-us <img src="http://www.thefix.com/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/pill%20overdose.jpg?itok=a-INAT0i" alt="" /><p>The number of overdoses have skyrocketed in recent years, particularly among older Americans.</p> Wed, 17 Sep 2014 10:30:00 -0400 McCarton Ackerman http://www.thefix.com/content/new-statistics-show-prescription-drug-deaths-quadrupled-us Philadelphia on the Verge of Decriminalizing Weed http://www.thefix.com/content/philadelphia-verge-decriminalizing-weed <img src="http://www.thefix.com/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/smoldering%20joint.jpg?itok=26Nra4BI" alt="" /><p>After initially scoffing at the idea, Mayor Michael Nutter has finally come to his senses and agreed to sign a bill decriminalizing pot.</p> Wed, 17 Sep 2014 08:30:00 -0400 Shawn Dwyer http://www.thefix.com/content/philadelphia-verge-decriminalizing-weed Morning Roundup: Sept. 17, 2014 http://www.thefix.com/content/morning-roundup-sept-17-2014 <img src="http://www.thefix.com/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/baby%20on%20tracks.jpg?itok=L7wo4J3Q" alt="" /><p>Wide Receiver <strong>Josh Gordon</strong> pleads guilty to DUI, intoxicated man breaks into home to <strong>steal candy</strong>, and drunk parents drop baby onto <strong>train tracks</strong>.</p> Wed, 17 Sep 2014 07:00:00 -0400 Shawn Dwyer http://www.thefix.com/content/morning-roundup-sept-17-2014 Tennessee Man's 911 Call Leads to Drug Charges http://www.thefix.com/content/tennessee-mans-911-call-leads-drug-charges <img src="http://www.thefix.com/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/phone%20pocket_0.jpg?itok=c8FfdDq-" alt="" /><p>Emergency dispatchers were tipped off about a conversation involving "tiny little pins" in the suspect's body.</p> Tue, 16 Sep 2014 19:30:00 -0400 April M. Short/AlterNet http://www.thefix.com/content/tennessee-mans-911-call-leads-drug-charges Gary Oldman to Produce Silk Road Series for Spike TV http://www.thefix.com/content/gary-oldman-produce-silk-road-series-spike-tv <img src="http://www.thefix.com/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/gary%20oldman%202014.jpg?itok=XO2ovl1x" alt="" /><p>The series will chronicle the rise and fall of online drug kingpin Ross Ulbricht, aka Dread Pirate Roberts.</p> Tue, 16 Sep 2014 17:30:00 -0400 Shawn Dwyer http://www.thefix.com/content/gary-oldman-produce-silk-road-series-spike-tv Drug Laws Could Change Under an Independent Scotland http://www.thefix.com/content/drug-laws-could-change-under-independent-scotland <img src="http://www.thefix.com/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/braveheart%20scream.jpg?itok=0wbNXmja" alt="" /><p>Thursday's referendum could mean a clean break from England's conservative drug policies for left-leaning Scots.</p> Tue, 16 Sep 2014 15:30:00 -0400 Victoria Kim http://www.thefix.com/content/drug-laws-could-change-under-independent-scotland