Morning Roundup: Feb. 19, 2019

By The Fix staff 02/19/19

Dreams about relapse are common for people in recovery, student loan program offers up to $75K for helping recovery efforts, biographer details John Lennon's heroin use.

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Opioids plagued the Beatles, too.

Will the Hospitality Industry Be Left High and Dry by Alcohol Moderation Trend? [The Star]
The desire for sober social venues is catching on in Canada and the U.S. This health-focused trend has inspired alcohol-free offerings to pop up on menus everywhere. 

Dreams About Substance Use Relapse Are Common for People in Recovery [Bustle]
Relapsing in your dreams? A new study shows that intense, disruptive dreams about substance use relapse are common among people in recovery.

Prisons 'Playing Catch-Up to Psychoactive Drug Use' Says Minister [Guardian]
The UK is also contending with a drug problem in prisons. The government ramped up anti-drug efforts to push back on the wave of synthetic drug use.

Fight Substance Abuse, Get Your Student Loans Paid [Forbes]
A new program offers a way to pay off student loans by helping community substance abuse recovery efforts. The program can provide up to $75,000 to eligible borrowers. 

Dayton Mayor Offers Solution After City Cuts Opioid Overdose Deaths in Half [10TV]
The city of Dayton was able to recover from having one of the highest OD rates in the U.S. Mayor Nan Whaley says it was a community effort.

Trump Said China Doesn't Have a Drug Problem. The Data Tells a Different Story. [TIME]
Trump recently lauded China for suppressing drug use via capital punishment. TIME fact-checks the president's claim.

In 1969 the Fifth Beatle Was Heroin: John Lennon's Addiction Took Its Toll on the Band [Salon]
Biographer Kenneth Womack details John Lennon's heroin use and the effect it had on the Beatles. "Because we never injected, I don't think we were... well, we were hooked, but I don't think it was a great amount."

The CBD Boom: Brazen Claims, Fake Products, Regulatory Scrutiny [Bloomberg]
CBD is gaining popularity as a remedy for everything from menstrual cramps to trouble sleeping. These writers examine the growing industry surrounding the cannabis compound, and some of the issues that are cropping up with it. 

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