The Fix | News Addiction and recovery, straight up. en 'Magic Mushrooms' Show High Success Rate for Smoking Cessation <img src="" 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 New Jersey Bill Classifies Drug Addiction as Mental Illness <img src="" 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 Generic Version of Pricey Hep C Drug Available in Developing Countries <img src="" 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 White House Celebrates 25 Years of National Recovery Month <img src="" 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 New Statistics Show Prescription Drug Deaths Quadrupled In U.S. <img src="" 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 Philadelphia on the Verge of Decriminalizing Weed <img src="" 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 Morning Roundup: Sept. 17, 2014 <img src="" 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 Tennessee Man's 911 Call Leads to Drug Charges <img src="" 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 Gary Oldman to Produce Silk Road Series for Spike TV <img src="" 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 Drug Laws Could Change Under an Independent Scotland <img src="" 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