Morning Roundup: Jan. 2, 2019

By The Fix staff 01/02/19

Bam Margera enters rehab again, police department offers to test meth for Zika virus and a Florida fisherman discovers a bale of cocaine under a dock.

Bam Margera enters rehab for alcoholism

Bam Margera Enters Rehab Again [People]

The Jackass star announced that he is entering rehab for alcoholism for the third time on Instagram.

New Law Bans "Fake Weed" [Chicago Sun Times]

On New Year's Day, the Illinois Controlled Substances Act went into effect. The law bans all forms of synthetic cannabinoids including spice, K2 and all the loopholes that allow fake weed makers to continue selling their product in stores.

Fisherman Finds 60 Pounds Of Cocaine In Florida Keys [WTSP]

A Florida fisherman discovered a floating bale of cocaine in the ocean. The bale, which was found under a dock, contained between 40 and 60 pounds of suspected cocaine.

Police Offer To Test Meth For Zika Virus [King 5]

The Harahan Police Department took to Facebook to warn local residents that their meth may contain the Zika virus and encouraged people to come to the station and get their drugs tested. After some backlash, the Louisiana police department admitted that there wasn't a real threat of Zika-contaminated meth. 

Father-Daughter Duo Create Nonprofit To Help People Celebrate Sober [CBS Denver]

The Colorado nonprofit offered people in recovery a way to celebrate the new year in a safe, sober environment. Since June, the nonprofit has organized 30 sober events.

Study Finds Depression Link Between Fathers And Daughters [NY Post]

A new study investigated the connection between fathers with post-natal depression and the likelihood of their daughters developing mental health issues down the line. The study's author said, “It appears that depression in fathers is linked with an increased level of stress in the whole family.”

What We Learned About Drinking Alcohol In 2018 [Quartz]

The controversy that arose around the benefits and risks of moderate drinking in 2018 are explored in a new report.  

The Wrenching Financial Costs Of Addiction [Forbes]

In an exposé, Forbes explores the mounting cost of addiction, recovery and paying for treatment.  

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