Morning Roundup: Oct. 2, 2019

By The Fix staff 10/02/19

Can I tend bar and still be sober? Addiction treatment pioneer honored with Google Doodle. Dr. Bronner supports Oregon psilocybin initiative.

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Google Doodle Honors Herbert Kleber, a Pioneer of Addiction Treatment [CNN]
Tuesday's Google Doodle honored Herbert Kleber, the psychiatrist who revolutionized treatment for substance use disorder. The day marked the 23rd anniversary of his election to the National Academy of Medicine.

Vaping Rates Are Highest in These 10 States [US News]
U.S. News compiled a list of the 10 states with the highest rate of vapers. Both adult and teenage use were accounted for.

Van Service Brings Free HIV, Hep C Testing to New York City Neighborhood [Patch]
The Alliance for Positive Change launched a mobile health services van this summer, bringing HIV and hepatitis C testing and other health services to neighborhoods across the city.

Ask the Salty Waitress: Can I Tend Bar and Still Be Sober? [The Takeout]
Nosebag asked, "I was a bartender, things got fucked up, and then I got sober. That was about a year ago, and now I'm looking to get back behind the bar again." 

Addicted Nevada: Art Exhibit on Addiction and Recovery Displayed at University [News 4-Fox11]
"Break the Mold" is an art show showcasing 16 people's paths to recovery. The student group N-Rap (Nevada's Recovery and Prevention Community) organized the art exhibition.

Dr. Bronner's Magic Soap Company Supports the 2020 Legalize Psilocybin Initiative [Forbes]
CEO David Bronner is among those who support Oregon's state ballot initiative to legalize psilocybin-assisted therapy for depression, anxiety and substance use disorder. Bronner pledged $150,000 to the cause.

Chinese Ambassador: We Are Doing Our Part to Combat the Opioid Crisis [USA Today]
China's ambassador to the United States, Cui Tiankai, says China is "making major strides" in stemming the export of powerful opioid drugs. The U.S. has claimed the country is the primary source of drugs like fentanyl.

Sober October: Can a Month Off from Alcohol Really Improve Your Life? [Refinery29]
More discussion about Sober October. Is it worth trying this sober experiment?

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