Morning Roundup: Dec. 27, 2018

By The Fix staff 12/27/18

The Situation celebrates a sober milestone, study finds 7 different links between anxiety and depression and workplace drug use rises by double digits.

Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino

Workplace Drug Use Increases By Double Digits [Industry Week]

Workers in the manufacturing industries are reportedly using more meth and marijuana according to new data. Over a two-year period, drug use increased by double digits in the workforce.

Can Exercise Conquer Addiction? [Harvard Health]

An expert explores whether exercise can help patients with substance use disorder curb their cravings. 

These States Are Likely To Legalize Marijuana In 2019 [Forbes]

A number of pro-legalization candidates were voted into office in 2018, paving the way for the end of marijuana prohibition in even more states in the coming year. A spokesman for the Marijuana Policy Project told Forbes, "2019 could be a banner year for legalization via state legislatures."

Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino Celebrates 3 Years of Sobriety [E! Online] 

The Jersey Shore star took to this Instagram to celebrate his sober milestone. Sorption has partnered with Phoenix House to speak with recovery groups about his journey to sobriety.

Study Shows 7 Links Between Anxiety And Depression [Big Think]

Researchers examined the links between the two disorders for a new study. They also examined the bridges that can connect symptoms of one disorder to another. 

Woman Hid $10K In Heroin In Bra [NBC San Diego]

US Border officials discovered a little over a pound of heroin in a woman's bra at a checkpoint in Salton City, California. The woman was quickly taken into custody.

Ex-Insys CEO To Plead Guilty To Opioid Kickback Scheme [VOA America]

The company's former CEO has reportedly agreed to plead guilty for his alleged role in a bribery scheme where doctors received kickbacks to prescribe Subsys to patients. The terms of the plea deal have not yet been disclosed.

Surge In Fentanyl Use Offsets Minnesota's Progress In Opioid Crisis [Star Tribune]

The state has been making real progress in the fight against the opioid crisis but the rise of fentanyl is dimming the success of the state's efforts.

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