Morning Roundup: Feb. 12, 2019

By The Fix staff 02/12/19

Toxic batch of alcohol kills as many as 100, community sober music festival planned for June, petition tries to block alcohol ban on Michigan rivers.

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Some are defending their right to drink. Russ Ensley |

More than 33K Sign Petition to Block Ban of Alcohol on Michigan Rivers [ClickOnDetroit]
An effort to reverse a ban on alcohol has nearly reached its goal of 35,000 signatures. The Forest Service applied the new rule to three popular Michigan rivers.

In This Ohio Courthouse, Addiction Treatment Is Just Down the Hall [Illinois Public Media]
In this Ohio courthouse, the judge's robing room is now a makeshift clinic for administering Vivitrol. With immediate help available on site, this program is giving people a real chance at recovery.  

Clean and Sober Music Festival Coming in June [Willits News]
RockSoberFest is coming to Northern California in June. The event will feature eight bands, picnicking and camping.

England Hospital Admissions for Addiction Soar as Treatment Budgets Fall [Guardian]
According to new data, more than half of local authorities in England have cut budgets for alcohol and drug treatment. However, drug and alcohol-related hospital admissions are on the rise. 

'One Day at a Time' Actor on How His Sobriety Inspired Episode [Vulture]
Actor Todd Grinnell is able to draw from his own recovery to inform his character's sobriety. The 'One Day at a Time' actor is 17 years sober.  

'Insecure' Actor Alexander Hodge Is Tired of Treating Bipolar Disorder Like a Bad Word [COOLS]
Alexander Hodge of the HBO series 'Insecure" discusses bipolar disorder and mental health in a new interview. "I'm tired of treating it like a bad word."

Toxic Homemade Alcohol Kills Scores in India [New York Times]
A toxic batch of illegal homemade alcohol has killed as many as 100 people. In response, the government has cracked down on illegal brewers. 

Perspective: The World Has Become a More Sober Place [St. Louis Post-Dispatch]
A columnist reflects on drinking culture and how it has "tilted toward the sober people." Fading are the days of the "leisurely lunch" and executive day drinking in the office.

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