Morning Roundup: Sept. 13, 2019

By The Fix staff 09/13/19

"Therapy memes" changing conversation about mental health. Google Maps add recovery tools to locate meetings and naloxone. Kacey Musgraves: psychedelics "brought me closer to our planet and to humanity."

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Singer-songwriter Kacey Musgraves ID 140621095 © Starstock |

Google Maps Adds Tools to Find Drug Addiction Recovery Resources [CNET]
New Google Maps tools will help users locate more than 83,000 recovery meetings and where to find naloxone, the anti-opioid overdose drug—in time for National Recovery Month. 

Dad Who Bought Juul for Teenage Son Is Leading Class Action Lawsuit Against the Company []
A father and son from New Jersey are leading a class action lawsuit against popular e-cigarette company Juul. The boy was 14 years old when his father began buying him Juul products, saying he was unaware of the health effects. 

DEA Wants 3.2 Million Grams of Marijuana Legally Grown in 2020 [Forbes]
The DEA is aiming to see the production of more than 7,000 pounds of cannabis for scientific research by 2020. "This will meet the need created by the increase in the amount of approved research involving marijuana."

Feds Accuse Metro Atlanta Doctor, Former NFL Player of Operating Pill Mill [AJC]
Former New Orleans Saints linebacker, Sedrick Hodge, and his wife are among those accused of running a pill mill operation in Georgia, according to federal charges. 

How to Handle a Trauma Anniversary [Refinery29]
Even after many years have passed since a traumatic event, the familiar feeling of reacting to the trauma can creep up on "trauma anniversaries." Here's what you should know. 

Kacey Musgraves Says Psychedelic Drugs 'Brought Me Closer to Our Planet and to Humanity' [USA Today]
Singer-songwriter Kacey Musgraves opened up to Marie Claire about using psychedelic substances like LSD and psilocybin "shrooms." "They've brought me closer to our planet and to humanity." 

Therapy Memes Are Transforming the Way We Talk About Mental Health [Huffington Post]
People online are connecting through "therapy memes"—joined by the shared experience of reflecting on one's mental health. HuffPost examines the phenomenon.

Brothers Arrested After $1.5 Million THC Cartridge Opersation Discovered [CBS]
Two brothers from Wisconsin were arrested after authorities discovered what appeared to be a massive drug operation including $1.5 million worth of THC vape cartridges. They have not yet been charged.

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