Morning Roundup: Mar. 1, 2019

By The Fix staff 03/01/19

Non-alcoholic beer gaining popularity with younger generation, drug dealer sentenced to 21 years for role in fatal overdoses, community members clash over supervised drug consumption site.

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A Philly Nightlife Guide for Nondrinkers [Billy Penn]
You don't have to drink to have fun. If you're ever Philly, check out this guide to the city's sober nightlife. 

Harm Reduction Education: The Overdose Crisis [BC Local News]
Substance use disorder is a health problem. Criminalizing and stigmatizing drug use only worsens the issue, according to a column from the Coalition of Substance Users of the North. 

As Demand for Non-Alcoholic Beer Grows, Brewers Respond with More Variety [INSIDER]
Non-alcoholic beer is the fastest-growing segment in the beer industry, according to a new report. As younger people drink less, the market for low- or non-alcoholic drinks grows. 

Georgia House Passes Proposal to Legalize Needle Exchange Programs [13 WMAZ]
State officials are trying to reduce the spread of HIV and AIDS with a needle exchange program. A bill to legalize needle exchange passed in the Georgia House of Representatives, and will be considered in the state senate next. 

Giving Up Alcohol Isn't Easy, But After 30 Days I'm Already Reaping the Benefits [ABC Life]
This newly sober writer started his year off with a nasty hangover. What made him want to change? How does he stay focused as a newly sober individual? 

Community Members Clash Over Red Deer Supervised Drug Consumption Site [CBC]
In Canada, a drug consumption site is stirring debate among people in the community between those who benefit, and those who believe the program is enabling drug use. 

Missouri to Create Center for Rural Students' Mental Health [Charlotte Observer]
Rural students' mental health will be the focus of study at a proposed National Center for Rural School Mental Health. 

Man Sentenced to 21 Years in Prison for Drug Sales That Caused Deaths [Washington Post] 
A man who is accused of selling heroin and fentanyl linked to two deaths has been sentenced to 21 years. The Canadian native was living in Leesburg, Virginia at the time of the incidents.

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