The Fix | News http://www.thefix.com/news Addiction and recovery, straight up. en Heroin Easier to Get than Wine and Cheaper than Beer in PA http://www.thefix.com/content/heroin-easier-get-wine-and-cheaper-beer-pa <img src="http://www.thefix.com/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/bag%20of%20heroin.jpg?itok=lCj8AunD" alt="" /><p>Bags of dope are being sold for as little as $5 in the Keystone State.</p> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 17:30:00 -0400 Desiree Bowie http://www.thefix.com/content/heroin-easier-get-wine-and-cheaper-beer-pa Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson No-Shows for Hearing In Award-Winning Drug Case http://www.thefix.com/content/ferguson-police-officer-darren-wilson-no-shows-hearing-award-winning-drug-case <img src="http://www.thefix.com/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/darren%20wilson.jpg?itok=Fk6AQmlw" alt="" /><p>Michael Brown's killer has been on administrative leave and has no intentions of showing up for any cases this year.</p> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 15:30:00 -0400 McCarton Ackerman http://www.thefix.com/content/ferguson-police-officer-darren-wilson-no-shows-hearing-award-winning-drug-case Colorado Issues New Regulations for Marijuana Industry http://www.thefix.com/content/colorado-issues-new-regulations-marijuana-industry <img src="http://www.thefix.com/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/marijuana%20jar.jpg?itok=9NmO7y0D" alt="" /><p>The new regulations will equalize THC levels in edibles and restrict cultivation, and that has some store owners worried.</p> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 13:00:00 -0400 Brent McCluskey http://www.thefix.com/content/colorado-issues-new-regulations-marijuana-industry California's Fair Sentencing Act Makes All Crack Crimes Equal http://www.thefix.com/content/californias-fair-sentencing-act-makes-all-crack-crimes-equal <img src="http://www.thefix.com/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/holly%20mitchell.jpg?itok=yflSupuo" alt="" /><p>California has put into law a bill that will equalize sentences for crack and powder cocaine offenders.</p> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 10:30:00 -0400 McCarton Ackerman http://www.thefix.com/content/californias-fair-sentencing-act-makes-all-crack-crimes-equal Stevie Nicks Opens Up About Her Cocaine Abuse http://www.thefix.com/content/stevie-nicks-talks-about-cocaine-abuse <img src="http://www.thefix.com/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/stevie%20nicks%202013.jpg?itok=coGGspXG" alt="" /><p>The Fleetwood Mac singer recalled her frightening days as a cocaine addict and discussed what inspired her to seek treatment.</p> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 08:30:00 -0400 Victoria Kim http://www.thefix.com/content/stevie-nicks-talks-about-cocaine-abuse Morning Roundup: Oct. 1, 2014 http://www.thefix.com/content/morning-roundup-oct-1-2014 <img src="http://www.thefix.com/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/michael%20phelps%20doh.jpg?itok=QwHkN4PM" alt="" /><p><strong>Michael Phelps</strong> 'deeply sorry' for DUI arrest, man on drugs <strong>drowns dog</strong> with a bowling ball, and smuggler busted at airport with <strong>cocaine in shoes</strong>.</p> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 07:00:00 -0400 Shawn Dwyer http://www.thefix.com/content/morning-roundup-oct-1-2014 How Smoking Pot May Alleviate PTSD Symptoms http://www.thefix.com/content/how-smoking-pot-may-alleviate-ptsd-symptoms <img src="http://www.thefix.com/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/ptsd%20soldier.jpg?itok=xczOqHA5" alt="" /><p>New research adds further urgency to the movement for government-sanctioned medical cannabis.</p> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 19:30:00 -0400 Owen Poindexter http://www.thefix.com/content/how-smoking-pot-may-alleviate-ptsd-symptoms Study Describes E-Cigarettes as Gateway To Illegal Drugs http://www.thefix.com/content/study-describes-e-cigarettes-gateway-illegal-drugs <img src="http://www.thefix.com/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/douche%20smoking%20ecig.jpg?itok=6uyx5Ge1" alt="" /><p>A pair of scientists claimed in the <em>New England Journal of Medicine</em> that electronic cigarettes can alter brain chemistry like cocaine.</p> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:30:00 -0400 John Lavitt http://www.thefix.com/content/study-describes-e-cigarettes-gateway-illegal-drugs Gold Medalist Michael Phelps Arrested for DUI http://www.thefix.com/content/gold-medalist-michael-phelps-arrested-dui <img src="http://www.thefix.com/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/michael%20phelps.jpg?itok=dxlfZfus" alt="" /><p>This is the second time the Olympic star has been busted for driving under the influence.</p> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 15:30:00 -0400 Shawn Dwyer http://www.thefix.com/content/gold-medalist-michael-phelps-arrested-dui America Consumes 80% of the World's Prescription Painkillers http://www.thefix.com/content/america-consumes-80-all-prescription-painkillers <img src="http://www.thefix.com/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/prescription%20drugs%20usa.jpg?itok=iFu0HXn_" alt="" /><p>Though ranking 24th in literacy and dead last among developed nations in healthcare, the U.S. is number one when it comes to taking prescription drugs.</p> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:00:00 -0400 John Lavitt http://www.thefix.com/content/america-consumes-80-all-prescription-painkillers