The Fix | Blog https://www.thefix.com/blog Addiction and recovery, straight up. en Isotonitazene: The Deadly Synthetic Opioid You Don't Know About https://www.thefix.com/isotonitazene-deadly-synthetic-opioid-you-dont-know-about <img src="https://www.thefix.com/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/dreamstime_s_55660467.jpeg" alt="" /><p>Initially available only on the dark web, Isotonitazene has recently gone from designer drug to a new and dangerous presence in the American drug trade.</p> Fri, 03 Dec 2021 01:46:36 -0500 The Fix staff https://www.thefix.com/isotonitazene-deadly-synthetic-opioid-you-dont-know-about Fun and Sober: 5 Activities for Recovery https://www.thefix.com/fun-and-sober-5-activities-recovery <img src="https://www.thefix.com/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/dreamstime_s_70652094.jpeg" alt="" /><p>Over time, you may find that risking discomfort is worth the effort, especially if the payoff is positive, engaging, and connective fun with other sober individuals.</p> Wed, 01 Dec 2021 01:15:04 -0500 The Fix staff https://www.thefix.com/fun-and-sober-5-activities-recovery Are These Seven Common Cognitive Distortions Holding You Back? https://www.thefix.com/are-these-seven-common-cognitive-distortions-holding-you-back <img src="https://www.thefix.com/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/dreamstime_s_180096957.jpeg" alt="" /><p>Knowing how to recognize and interrupt cognitive distortions can help you change negative thought patterns and keep from being sucked into a downward spiral.</p> Tue, 23 Nov 2021 02:04:02 -0500 The Fix staff https://www.thefix.com/are-these-seven-common-cognitive-distortions-holding-you-back Ethanol Abuse: What You Should Know https://www.thefix.com/ethanol-abuse-what-you-should-know <img src="https://www.thefix.com/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/dreamstime_s_42516940.jpeg" alt="" /><p>Ethanol is the active ingredient in many alcoholic beverages, but some people with severe substance use disorder go straight to the source.</p> Wed, 10 Nov 2021 01:13:05 -0500 The Fix staff https://www.thefix.com/ethanol-abuse-what-you-should-know Treatment Should Start by Addressing Core Issues. Here’s Why. https://www.thefix.com/treatment-should-start-addressing-core-issues-here-s-why <img src="https://www.thefix.com/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/dreamstime_s_199657151.jpeg" alt="" /><p>Confronting big issues off the bat can be scary, but it also leads to better outcomes.</p> Wed, 03 Nov 2021 01:20:22 -0400 The Fix staff https://www.thefix.com/treatment-should-start-addressing-core-issues-here-s-why Explaining Intergenerational Trauma https://www.thefix.com/explaining-intergenerational-trauma <img src="https://www.thefix.com/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/dreamstime_s_109374294.jpeg" alt="" /><p>Trauma can be passed through families due to biological and behavioral changes.</p> Fri, 29 Oct 2021 01:32:54 -0400 The Fix staff https://www.thefix.com/explaining-intergenerational-trauma First Responders Need Help, Too https://www.thefix.com/first-responders-need-help-too <img src="https://www.thefix.com/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/dreamstime_s_129622848.jpeg" alt="" /><p>Though first responders are trained to work efficiently under the most challenging conditions, the constant exposure to life-threatening or traumatizing events eventually takes a toll.</p> Wed, 27 Oct 2021 02:40:40 -0400 The Fix staff https://www.thefix.com/first-responders-need-help-too How Dangerous Is One Day Detox? https://www.thefix.com/how-dangerous-one-day-detox <img src="https://www.thefix.com/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/dreamstime_s_221359817_0.jpeg" alt="" /><p>Rapid detox, sedation-assisted detox, nor any other form of detoxification under anesthesia is not a cure for addiction and should not be described as one.</p> Fri, 22 Oct 2021 03:07:08 -0400 The Fix staff https://www.thefix.com/how-dangerous-one-day-detox Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria: What You Should Know About ‘Emotional Sunburn’ https://www.thefix.com/rejection-sensitive-dysphoria-what-you-should-know-about-emotional-sunburn <img src="https://www.thefix.com/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/dreamstime_s_158771282.jpeg" alt="" /><p>A lifetime of criticism can make people with ADD or ADHD particularly sensitive to perceived criticism.</p> Wed, 20 Oct 2021 01:58:28 -0400 The Fix staff https://www.thefix.com/rejection-sensitive-dysphoria-what-you-should-know-about-emotional-sunburn 7 Ways 'Back To School' Can Help You Create a Better Routine https://www.thefix.com/7-ways-back-school-can-help-you-create-better-routine <img src="https://www.thefix.com/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/dreamstime_s_205169181.jpeg" alt="" /><p>September is a great time to evaluate what’s working well in your life — and what’s not.</p> Wed, 15 Sep 2021 01:25:48 -0400 The Fix staff https://www.thefix.com/7-ways-back-school-can-help-you-create-better-routine