The Fix | News http://www.thefix.com/news Addiction and recovery, straight up. en PTSD and Food Addiction Go Hand-in-Hand for Women http://www.thefix.com/content/ptsd-and-food-addiction-go-hand-hand-women <img src="http://www.thefix.com/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/ptsdwoman.jpg?itok=z0gyo3Av" alt="" /><p>Researchers have found the stronger the PTSD, the more likely a woman will suffer from eating addiction.</p> Thu, 18 Sep 2014 19:30:00 -0400 Bryan Le http://www.thefix.com/content/ptsd-and-food-addiction-go-hand-hand-women Teens Who Smoke Pot Daily Could Have More Problems Later in Life http://www.thefix.com/content/teens-who-smoke-pot-daily-could-have-more-problems-later-life <img src="http://www.thefix.com/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/depressed%20pot%20smoker_0.jpg?itok=hOF7Mjks" alt="" /><p>A recent study has claimed that the more frequent the use, the more adversely affected users can become.</p> Thu, 18 Sep 2014 17:30:00 -0400 Victoria Kim http://www.thefix.com/content/teens-who-smoke-pot-daily-could-have-more-problems-later-life Hostel Owner Accused of Drugging and Assaulting Lodgers http://www.thefix.com/content/hostel-owner-accused-drugging-and-assaulting-lodgers <img src="http://www.thefix.com/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/hostel%20drugged%20tourists.jpg?itok=rTW2yMdK" alt="" /><p>Michael Harris stands accused of sexually assaulting male travelers from Germany, England, and the United States.</p> Thu, 18 Sep 2014 15:30:00 -0400 Victoria Kim http://www.thefix.com/content/hostel-owner-accused-drugging-and-assaulting-lodgers Addicted to Your Phone? There's (Another) App for That http://www.thefix.com/content/addicted-your-phone-theres-app <img src="http://www.thefix.com/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/checky%20app.png?itok=yIQp3TEh" alt="" /><p>Checky is designed to keep users constantly aware of how often and even why they're always checking their phones.</p> Thu, 18 Sep 2014 13:00:00 -0400 Paul Gaita http://www.thefix.com/content/addicted-your-phone-theres-app Study Says Pot Smokers Use To Cope With Negative Emotions http://www.thefix.com/content/study-says-pot-smokers-use-cope-negative-emotions <img src="http://www.thefix.com/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/teen%20smoking%20weed11.jpg?itok=gyZ31JBl" alt="" /><p>Researchers found that using marijuana to cope with traumatic events could lead to increased dependence.</p> Thu, 18 Sep 2014 10:30:00 -0400 McCarton Ackerman http://www.thefix.com/content/study-says-pot-smokers-use-cope-negative-emotions U.S. Justice Department Says Molly Use Has Declined http://www.thefix.com/content/us-justice-department-says-molly-use-has-declined <img src="http://www.thefix.com/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/molly%20pills.jpg?itok=8fG28gCe" alt="" /><p>Despite wreaking havoc at concerts across the country, fewer people have reported taking the drug.</p> Thu, 18 Sep 2014 08:30:00 -0400 McCarton Ackerman http://www.thefix.com/content/us-justice-department-says-molly-use-has-declined Morning Roundup: Sept. 18, 2014 http://www.thefix.com/content/morning-roundup-sept-18-2014 <img src="http://www.thefix.com/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/drunk%20skunk.jpg?itok=UXwed7wQ" alt="" /><p>Chinese cops <strong>formally arrest</strong> Jackie Chan's son, <strong>Wes Walker</strong> reinstated under new NFL drug policy, and police called to handle <strong>drunk skunk</strong>.</p> Thu, 18 Sep 2014 07:00:00 -0400 Shawn Dwyer http://www.thefix.com/content/morning-roundup-sept-18-2014 '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