Morning Roundup: Feb. 11, 2019

By The Fix staff 02/11/19

Justice Department blocks opening of supervised injection facility, pro golfer admits to drinking while playing PGA Tour events, heavy drinking in teens causes lasting changes in brain.

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Justice Department Sues Philadelphia to Block Opening of Supervised Injection Facility [Washington Post]
The federal government is fighting the opening of a supervised injection facility in Philadelphia. City officials, however, have warmed to the idea. 

Now Sober, Pro Golfer Admits to Drinking While Playing PGA Tour Events [Washington Post]
Rocco Mediate admitted to drinking on the golf course to cope with back pain. Mediate is a six-time winner on the PGA Tour.

Shoppers Want Amazon-Brand Prescription Drugs, Medical Marijuana and Cryptocurrency [MarketWatch]
With fewer shoppers browsing malls, and more ordering from Amazon, will the online marketplace eventually offer medical marijuana and prescription drugs?  

No, Drinking Beer Before Wine Won't Prevent a Hangover, Study Finds [Live Science]
Ever heard the saying, "Beer before wine and you'll feel fine, wine before beer and you'll feel queer"? According to a new study, it doesn't matter which order you down your drinks.

Idaho Has 9 Recovery Centers for Addiction, Mental Illness. That May Become Zero. [Idaho Statesman]
The current governor of Idaho is prioritizing Medicaid expansion over funding recovery centers. To ensure the long-term survival of the few that exist in Idaho, they must secure a better source of funding. 

How a Month Without Alcohol Affected My Skin [Refinery29]
From hormonal imbalances to poor sleep quality, alcohol can have a range of effects on one's skin. This writer went alcohol-free in January. Was there a difference by the end of the month?  

School Suspension, Expulsion More Likely to Predict Youth Drug Use Than Police Arrest [EurekAlert]
A new longitudinal study found that practices that exclude youth from school appear to predict drug use more than arrests by police.

Heavy Drinking in Teens Causes Lasting Changes in Emotional Center of Brain [Science Daily]
Binge drinking in adolescence has been shown to have lasting effects on the wiring of the brain.

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