Morning Roundup: Sept. 23, 2019

By The Fix staff 09/23/19

Naloxone Darwin t-shirt offends families of OD victims. Restaurant's help wanted sign seeks "sober, not dramatic" server. How to spot a fake vape cartridge.

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Sniffing out Suboxone. Photo 34582472 © Alessio Tricani -

Tegan and Sara: 'People Never Talk About Women and Drug Use Positively' [Guardian]
Pop duo ​​​​Tegan and Sara are releasing a new memoir and new music. They talk about their teenage years, queer representation, and being turned off by alcohol early on.

Vaping Illness Cases Rise to 530. Long-Term Health Effects Are Unknown. [NPR]
Health officials continue to investigate the cause(s) of the rash of vaping-related illness across the country, which they say can result in possible "irreversible damage" of the lungs. 

Families Slam T-Shirt Poking Fun at Naloxone and People Who Overdose [Cincinnati Enquirer]
"Naloxone: Proving Darwin wrong 2 mg at a time." A t-shirt displaying this message is being slammed by families of overdose victims. Some demand that it be removed.  

How To Spot a Fake Vape Cartridge [Leafly]
Leafly's guide to spotting fake or contaminated vape cartridges. The best advice experts can offer: buy from legal sources. 

Center for Students in Recovery Hosts Seminar About Storytelling in Addiction [Daily Texan]
Storytelling can be a vital part of the recovery process. This was the focus of a recent seminar at UT's Center for Students in Recovery.

Help Wanted: Sioux Falls Restaurant Looking for 'Sober, Not Dramatic' Part-Time Server [Argus Leader]
A local Chinese restaurant in Sioux Falls posted a help wanted sign seeking "sober, not dramatic, a mature person." The restaurant workforce shortage in the area has made it difficult to find qualified workers.

The Rise of Alcohol-Free Booze [New Yorker]
Non-alcoholic offerings are gaining popularity, but not everyone is on board. With self-destruction 'steadily sliding out of fashion,' alternative drinks with unique flavorings are finding their place in venues all over.

K-9 Detects $40,000 Worth of Suboxone Strips in New Hampshire Prison Mailroom [WMUR]
An estimated $40,000 worth of Suboxone was sniffed out by a K-9 unit at the New Hampshire State Prison for Men. The cost of each strip is inflated behind bars.

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