Morning Roundup: Aug. 27, 2019

By The Fix staff 08/27/19

NFL evolving drug and mental health policies with Josh Gordon. Fishing and recovery. Where to find support during Sober September and beyond.

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7 Groups You Can Join for Sober September and Beyond for Support [Bustle]
With the summer winding down, you may be ready to hit the pause button on your drinking. Whether it's for the month of September or longer, a supportive community is just a click away.

NFL Policy on Substance Abuse, Mental Health Evolving [CBS Sports Radio]
Does the NFL's decision to reinstate Josh Gordon mean the league's drug and mental health policy is evolving?  "They really wanted to see him succeed, and they ewant to see him overcome these demons that really ahve haunted him for five or six years now." 

We Asked 5 People Why They Cut Back on Alcohol [Self]
Need a reason to reevaluate your relationship with alcohol? Here are five.

Fewer U.S. Teens Participating in Substance Abuse Prevention Programs [Reuters]
Participation in substance abuse prevention programs has 'dropped significantly' since the early 2000s, according to research. What's behind this decline?

Taking a Vacation? Here's How to Avoid Tainted Alcohol Anywhere You Travel [USA Today]
Tainted alcohol is the suspected cause of 25 deaths, and many more hospitalizations, in Costa Rica. Here's how to stay safe, no matter where you're drinking on vacation.

Beating the Bottle: Grand Forks Angler Credits Fishing in Recovery from Alcoholism [Jamestown Sun]
"I wasn't sure if I'd be able to get into a boat or get into an ice house and not drink." Fishing did not have to go hand in hand with booze, says Bryan Mason. It made it better.

Children of Incarcerated Parents Have More Substance Abuse, Anxiety [Science Daily]
"Parental incarceration is associated with profound and long-lasting effects for children," according to new research. Substance use disorder, anxiety, social isolation, and dropping out of high school are among them.

From Addict to Entrepreneur: Aaron Rentfrew of Adventure Coaching [Thrive Global]
From childhood trauma, to drug abuse, to a turning point that started the healing process. "I had to deal with the trauma around my childhood, which was the spark that started the fire." 

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