Morning Roundup: Sept. 17, 2019

By The Fix staff 09/17/19

Artie Lange says his damaged nose is a reminder of past drug abuse. Five big questions about the rash of vaping illnesses. Mackenzie Phillips speaks at Recovery Day Winnipeg. 

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Five Big Questions About the Outbreak of Vaping-Related Illnesses [STAT News]
Reports of a rash of sickened individuals across the U.S., with vaping suspected as the cause, have alarmed e-cigarette enthusiasts. Here's what you need to know. 

'I'm Free': Mackenzie Phillips at Festival Celebrating Sobriety, Fighting Addiction Stigma [CBC]
Actress Mackenzie Phillips was a guest speaker at Recovery Day Winnipeg, a free event featuring food and fun for the family, all to celebrate recovery. Phillips is open about her own recovery.

When Opioid Treatment Isn't Enough: Man Still Injected Cocaine to 'Feel Something' [USA Today]
Despite being on buprenorphine to stave off his opioid use, Paul Moore would shoot up cocaine up to 20 times a day so he could "feel something." Here is Moore's story and his battle with "polysubstance use disorder." 

Addiction Recovery Supporters Gather for First-Ever Recover Michiana Fest [WSBT]
Sunday afternoon, a community in Indiana gathered for the first-ever Recover Michiana Fest in Mishawaka. The festival featured shared experiences and the opportunity to find out information about recovery.

Artie Lange: My Nose Is Reminder of Dark Times, 'God Spared Me' [TMZ]
Now out of rehab and more than 7 months in recovery, comedian Artie Lange said that his damaged nose is a sobering reminder of his drug abuse. 

How Adverse Childhood Experiences Cost $1.33 Trillion a Year [Psychology Today]
"Adverse Childhood Experiences represent a chronic epidemic which hurts the entire planet." How do neglected or abused children impact the world?

Now Sober, Goo Goo Dolls' Johnny Rzeznik Reveals He 'Loved Being Alone and Drunk' [People]
Singer Johnny Rzeznik of the Goo Goo Dolls, who is going on 5 years sober, admits the temptation to drink "is always right here," but he doesn't give in to it because "the price is just too high."

Vaping Bad: Were 2 Wisconsin Brothers the Walter Whites of THC Oils? [NY Times]
What can a small-town drug bust reveal about the American vaping market? Vaping is suspected to have sickened hundreds of people and has been linked to six deaths.  

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