Morning Roundup: Mar. 5, 2019

By The Fix staff 03/05/19

Parents struggle to get kids off Fortnite, First Lady to headline opioid crisis town hall, community clashes over location of proposed sober living house.

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Is Your Kid Addicted? I'll Take Outdoor Pranks Over Fortnite Any Day [Oakland Press]
Parents reflect on their efforts to pry their children away from technology.    

Keith Flint, Vocalist of The Prodigy, Dies at 49 [NPR]
The frontman of Prodigy has died at the age of 49. The cause was suicide, according to bandmate Liam Howlett. 

First Lady Melania Trump Headlines Town Hall for Combating Opioid Addiction [WTOV]
An upcoming town hall forum on the American opioid crisis will feature Melania Trump and TV personality Eric Bolling, whose son died of a drug overdose. The hour-long event will take place in Las Vegas.

5 Benefits of Dual Diagnosis Treatment [Thrive Global]
Mental health often goes hand-in-hand with substance use disorder. This article lists the benefits of recognizing and treating both as they relate to one another.

Neighbors, Drug Rehab Group Clash on Sober Home Proposal [South Bend Tribune]
Residents of this community can't seem to agree on the best place for a proposed sober living house. "We are concerned about the devaluation of our properties... and the safety of our residents."

Creed Singer Scott Stapp Chops Off Signature Locks Celebrating 5 Years of Sobriety [People]
Scott Stapp shed his signature locks for a shorter 'do. The singer is celebrating five years of sobriety.

Addiction Counselor Creates Smartphone App to Prevent Fatal Overdoses [Chicago Tribune]
A smartphone app connects drug users with a human lifeline. By meeting with trained volunteers, they have a better chance at survival—and hopefully treatment.

Months After Mayor's Plan, Key DC Opioid Programs Still in Planning Stages [Washington Post]
Despite aiming to cut opioid-related deaths in half by the end of 2020, D.C. officials say it has yet to take off. The administration is expected to issue a revised, more detailed plan within the next two weeks.

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