Morning Roundup: Jan. 25, 2019

By The Fix staff 01/25/19

Workers believe alcohol improves relationships, new license plates support local recovery, scientists erase rats' memories of cocaine.

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The Five Most Addictive Substances in the World [CNN]
A list of the five most addictive substances. A panel of addiction experts weigh in. 

Survey: Almost Half of Workers Believe Booze Improves Relationships [CNBC]
Drinking is declining among U.S. workers. But many still believe that alcohol can improve relationships with bosses and co-workers.

New Specialty License Plates Support Addiction Recovery [WAVY]
A local organization is trying to raise funding for recovery programs in Virginia by selling special license plates. They must pre-sell 450 license plates to make this a reality.

Dear Abby: Handsome, Shy Guy Beating Addiction Distraught by Dating Rejection [The Ledger]
A 28-year-old man in recovery is frustrated with the dating scene. By avoiding bars and nightclubs, he says it's hard to meet women his age.

Scientists Kept Rats Sober by Deleting Memories of Cocaine [Futurism]
Can drug-seeking behavior be reduced by erasing memories of drug use? Scientists say it worked in rats, so why not humans? 

Roku TV Launches New Channel on Addiction Recovery [Daily News]
Roku devices now include the Fighting Addiction Network. The new channel is all about addiction recovery.

Who Was Kenna Harmon? How a Little Girl Grew Up to be a Meth Kingpin in the Ozarks [Springfield News-Leader]
This "meth kingpin" helped build one of southwest Missouri's largest meth operations. This is her story.

Study Links Drug Maker Gifts for Doctors to More Overdose Deaths [NY Times]
A new study found a link between the number of gifts from opioid companies to physicians and fatal overdoses. Opioid makers have spent millions on promoting their drugs.

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