Morning Roundup: Nov. 13, 2018

By The Fix staff 11/13/18

Malibu rehab facilities destroyed by Woolsey Fire, parents are cutting off their opioid-addicted kids, 11 sober date ideas for winter.

California wildfire destroying rehab facilities
Some patients and staff have been evacuated from Malibu's "Rehab Riviera." James Mattil |

Multiple Rehab Facilities Destroyed in Malibu Fires [Hollywood Reporter]
The Woolsey Fire in California has so far destroyed 70,000 acres. The recovery and sober living industry are among those hardest hit on the Malibu coast.

Parents Are Cutting Off Their Opioid-Addicted Kids [Money]
Some parents have spent a pretty penny—emptying out their retirement savings, and declaring bankruptcy—to cope with a child's drug addiction. Parents of Addicted Loved Ones (PAL) is helping families find some clarity amid financial chaos.

11 Sober Date Ideas for Winter [Bustle]
There's more to dating than meeting up for drinks. Here's a list of sober alternatives perfect for the winter months.

Gary Busey: What My Cocaine OD Taught Me About Life, Freedom and Being Your Own Best Friend [NBC News]
Actor Gary Busey reflects on his past cocaine use in a new essay. He brought himself to the edge before he stopped. "Don't think that it's something you have to lose; think of it as something you're gonna gain."

Film Tells 6 Stories of Addiction and the Triumph of Recovery [Vail Daily]
Sober and Stoked, a non-profit in Colorado, is spreading a positive message of recovery through the film '6 Gifts.' The non-profit is screening the film at recovery facilities and small theaters across the U.S. Click through to schedule a screening. 

Pregnant and Addicted to Opioids, Deaths More Than Double [Southampton Patch]
The American opioid crisis has "gravely" impacted pregnant and postpartum women, according to new research. Opioid-related deaths either during pregnancy or up to one year post-pregnancy more than doubled in nearly a decade.

Kentucky Continues to Be at the Center of the National Opioid Crisis [WTVQ]
Drug-related overdose and crime remain prevalent in every Kentucky county. The top five counties for drug overdose deaths are listed.  

On Front Lines of a Crisis, Overdose-Prevention Staff Could Use Some Help [CBC]
Overdose-prevention workers in Canada say they are understaffed and lack resources. The government should give more support toward providing drug users access to a safe space and clean equipment, one worker says.

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