Morning Roundup: Feb. 26, 2019

By The Fix staff 02/26/19

How to stop obsessing over your mistakes, 18-year-old calls police on himself for underage drinking, community garden helps people in recovery.

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18-Year-Old Calls Police on Himself for Underage Drinking [ABC News]
An underage drinker called the cops on himself, and insisted on going to jail for his "misdeed."

The Alcohol Crisis in America Can No Longer Be Ignored [Forbes]
Alcohol is a drug, but its negative impact on health is often overshadowed by illicit drugs. Alcohol is the third leading preventable cause of death in the U.S.

How to Stop Obsessing Over Your Mistakes [Harvard Business Review]
Don't get caught up in a spiral of rumination. This article offers suggestions on how to break yourself out of this rut, and help you get over the past so you can look forward.

Ohio Rule Changes Spark Debate About Addiction Treatment [Dayton Daily News]
Does counseling go hand-in-hand with medication-assisted treatment for opioid addiction? Some doctors say it is not medically necessary, and limits the number of patients who can get help.

West Virginia Community Garden Helps People in Drug Addiction Recovery [ABC News]
A local man went from "strung out on meth" and heroin to producing an award-winning garden. He took ownership of the community garden through a day center for people in recovery.

Lethal Landslips and Drug Addiction: Myanmar's Toxic Jade Trade [Guardian]
The billion-dollar jade trade is notoriously rife with human rights abuses, corruption and environmental destruction. Poor working conditions result in heroin addiction, high rates of HIV and sexual abuse.

After Hitting 'Rock Bottom,' Some Find a Road to Recovery [Washington Post]
There are multiple paths to recovery, as this article illustrates. Here is what sustained recovery looks like for these people. 

Colleges Expand Their Reach to Address Mental Health Issues [NY Times]
Colleges contend with growing demands for mental health support. 

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