Morning Roundup: Feb. 22, 2019

By The Fix staff 02/22/19

Supreme Court limits states' ability to seize private property involved in crimes, Florida considers expanding needle exchange, renowned chef gave up alcohol and his workers followed suit.

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"I woke up one morning after a night going, 'This is probably not good.'" Laurence Agron |

Daniel Radcliffe Turned to Alcohol to Deal with Harry Potter Fame [E! News]
The actor dealt with fame at a young age by drinking excessively, he admitted in a recent interview. "I woke up one morning after a night going, 'This is probably not good.'"

Supreme Court Limits States' Ability to Seize Private Property Involved in Crimes [ABC 11]
A case brought by a recovering opioid user has resulted in new limits on the seizure of private property and excessive fines. "Taking my vehicle makes things unnecessarily difficult for a person like me, who already struggles." 

They Lost Sons to Addiction. Now They're Pushing for Needle Exchange to Go Beyond Miami. [Miami Herald]
The success of Miami's harm reduction program may allow other Florida counties to create similar programs. Miami's IDEA program offers clean needles, condoms, naloxone, HIV testing and drug testing strips.  

Low- And No-Alcohol Beverages Are a Growing Trend Worldwide, Says New Report [Forbes]
Mindful drinking is on the rise, signaling a growing demand for low-alcohol options. Currently the market for low-alcohol drinks is "poorly served."

Man Who Provided Drugs to Wife Who Died Is Freed from Prison [Lima News]
Daniel Lewis, who gave a lethal dose of fentanyl to his wife, was granted early release from prison. "I would like the opportunity to prove to the court and to my family that I have been rehabilitated," he said. 

My Restaurant Was the Greatest Show of Excess You'd Ever Seen, And It Almost Killed Me [Bon Appetit]
A chef who built his career on drinking and eating to excess went to rehab and left his old habits behind. What he didn't expect was that his whole crew would follow his lead and embrace the sober lifestyle, too. 

'I Am Going to Die': Appalachian Drug User Battled Hep A and Addiction [Courier Journal]
Hepatitis is spreading among drug users, and many don't know it. One Kentucky woman tells her story. "I didn't care about having clean needles, let alone making an effort to prevent a disease." 

EMT House Calls to Give Drug Users Better Chance at Recovery [NH Union Leader]
"Mobile Safe Stations" will provide medication-assisted treatment, counseling and recovery support, among other potentially life-saving services. "People open their homes to us. They trust us, they respect us."

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