Morning Roundup: Dec. 26, 2018

By The Fix staff 12/26/18

Thailand legalizes medical marijuana and kratom, Demi Lovato takes to Twitter to address her early recovery and experts offer tips on how to quit smoking in the new year.

Demi Lovato Addresses Sobriety

Demi Lovato Says She Is Sober And Lucky To Be Alive [BBC]

The pop star opened up about her early recovery in a series of posts on Twitter late last week. The singer also addressed the numerous media reports from sources who are portly close to her. "If I feel like the world needs to know something, I will tell them MYSELF," she tweeted.

Thailand Legalizes Medical Marijuana And Kratom [Forbes]

The legalization legislation was passed by the Thai government on Christmas Day. Recreational marijuana remains illegal in the country.

Senior Citizens Arrested After ‘Large Amount Of Cocaine’ Found Stashed On Cruise Ship [MyFox8]

Two septuagenarians are being held on suspicion of drug trafficking. Officers allegedly found 20 pounds of narcotics hidden in their luggage.

A New Type Of Depression May Explain Why Some Treatments Don't Work [Inverse]

Around 30% of people with depression do not benefit from antidepressants. A new study explores how to fix this issue.

Alcohol Deaths Climbing, Men Twice As Likely To Die [Washington Examiner]

In 2017, 35,823 people died from alcohol misuse, according to the CDC. The data reflected that men were twice as likely to die from alcohol misuse than women.

How To Quit Smoking In 2019, According To Experts [This Is Insider]

Insider asked three experts to discuss the five most popular ways to quit smoking.

For People With Mental Illness, The Holidays Can Be Extra Challenging [ABC News]

A survey by the National Alliance On Mental Illness found that nearly 65% of people with mental health issues reported that their conditions worsened during he holidays. 

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