Morning Roundup: Apr. 9, 2019

By The Fix staff 04/09/19

Fitz and The Tantrums to perform at MusiCares recovery concert, Cornell to implement innovative student mental health services, former Drug Czar discusses drug trafficking and the border.

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Singer Kesha and Fitz and The Tantrums will perform at this year's MusiCares Concert for Recovery. Jaguarps | Dreamstime.com

How Do Illegal Drugs Cross the U.S.-Mexico Border? [NPR]
A discussion with former Drug Czar Gil Kerlikowske on illegal drug trafficking routes. This follows a recent threat by Trump that he would close the southern border or impose tariffs on Mexico "if the drugs don't stop."

Fitz and The Tantrums and Kesha To Perform at 2019 MusiCares Concert for Recovery [Recording Academy]
This year's MusiCares Concert for Recovery will feature performances by Fitz and The Tantrums and singer Kesha. Rapper and recovery advocate Macklemore will be honored at the event.

Recovery from Opioid Addiction: What Research Says About Role of Steady Employment [Burlington Free Press]
Exploring the relationship between work and recovery. "Employment always has been intimately intertwined with psychological health. We have to be helping people to stay abstinent and really rebuild their lives." 

How to Break Your Smartphone Addiction [Medium]
As benign as it may seem, "smartphone addiction" is a problem that plagues many who aren't thrilled with feeling tethered to their mobile devices. This article reminds us that "we're in control here."

Cornell To Implement Innovative Approach to Student Mental Health Services [Cornell Chronicle]
Cornell University will offer better mental health services to students next fall. With access to same-day counseling sessions and individual attention, Cornell Health is hoping to meet the growing demand for mental health support. 

Seattle Isn't Dying Yet, But The Latest Debate Might Kill It [Forbes]
A community leader in Seattle responds to a recent news report titled 'Seattle Is Dying.' "The debate between people who want to pour more money on the problem and people who want to lock up people living on the street isn't helping anyone."

Perspectives: Drink, Drank, Dependence [The Defender]
"When a few beers on Friday turns into a few beers every night... how do we draw the line between college culture and an addiction?" 

Mother Jones Investigates World of Drug Treatment Programs [NPR]
NPR speaks with reporter Julia Lurie about her investigation of the SUD treatment industry. "You should probably have higher regulatory requirements than... nail technicians or barbershops, which is not the case currently in a lot of places."

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