Subscribe to The Fix via RSS https://www.thefix.com Addiction and recovery, straight up. en How Do You Define "Recovery"? https://www.thefix.com/how-do-you-define-recovery <img src="https://www.thefix.com/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/dreamstime_s_93494892.jpg" alt="" /><p>Our time would be better spent trying to help people recover in whatever way is most effective <em>for them</em> rather than pushing and shaming everyone into one particular recovery pathway.</p> Sun, 14 Oct 2018 21:54:11 -0400 Olivia Pennelle https://www.thefix.com/how-do-you-define-recovery Meth Makes A Rural Comeback In The Shadow Of The Opioid Crisis https://www.thefix.com/meth-makes-rural-comeback-shadow-opioid-crisis <img src="https://www.thefix.com/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/farmer_2.jpg" alt="" /><p>“They came in with much purer, much cheaper meth and just flooded this region of the country,” says one DEA agent.</p> Fri, 12 Oct 2018 19:30:00 -0400 Beth Leipholtz https://www.thefix.com/meth-makes-rural-comeback-shadow-opioid-crisis Child Brings Crack Home From Daycare, Thinking It Was A Tooth https://www.thefix.com/child-brings-crack-home-daycare-thinking-it-was-tooth <img src="https://www.thefix.com/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/kids_0.jpg" alt="" /><p>The child was brought to the hospital after telling her mother she had put the “teeth” in her mouth.</p> Fri, 12 Oct 2018 17:30:00 -0400 Kelly Burch https://www.thefix.com/child-brings-crack-home-daycare-thinking-it-was-tooth Counterfeit Pill Ring Ran Out Of Vacant Apartment Busted By Police https://www.thefix.com/counterfeit-pill-ring-ran-out-vacant-apartment-busted-police <img src="https://www.thefix.com/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/pillring.png" alt="" /><p>The building's super allegedly used a vacant apartment and boiler room to manufacture and package the illicit pills.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 12 Oct 2018 15:30:00 -0400 Maggie Ethridge https://www.thefix.com/counterfeit-pill-ring-ran-out-vacant-apartment-busted-police WHO Launches "Safer" Alcohol Campaign https://www.thefix.com/who-launches-safer-alcohol-campaign <img src="https://www.thefix.com/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/alcohol_13.jpg" alt="" /><p>The campaign outlines steps that governments can take to reduce problem drinking.</p> Fri, 12 Oct 2018 13:00:00 -0400 Kelly Burch https://www.thefix.com/who-launches-safer-alcohol-campaign Exploring The New Opioids Package: What Does The Legislation Cover? https://www.thefix.com/exploring-new-opioids-package-what-does-legislation-cover <img src="https://www.thefix.com/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/doctor_2.jpg" alt="" /><p>The wide-ranging bipartisan legislation addresses overprescribing, overdose prevention, medication-assisted treatment and more.</p> Fri, 12 Oct 2018 10:30:00 -0400 Paul Gaita https://www.thefix.com/exploring-new-opioids-package-what-does-legislation-cover Verne Troyer's Cause Of Death Revealed https://www.thefix.com/verne-troyers-cause-death-revealed <img src="https://www.thefix.com/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/Verne.jpg" alt="" /><p>The&nbsp;<em>Austin Powers</em>&nbsp;actor had been battling alcohol addiction in the limelight for over a decade.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 12 Oct 2018 08:30:00 -0400 Victoria Kim https://www.thefix.com/verne-troyers-cause-death-revealed Morning Roundup: Oct. 12, 2018 https://www.thefix.com/morning-roundup-oct-12-2018 <img src="https://www.thefix.com/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/dreamstime_m_106837737.jpg" alt="" /><p><strong>'The View' hosts</strong> gets candid on World Mental Health Day, White House seeks public comments on <strong>MJ reclassification</strong>, the tragic story of how an addiction podcast <strong>grew into a recovery community.</strong></p> Fri, 12 Oct 2018 07:00:00 -0400 The Fix staff https://www.thefix.com/morning-roundup-oct-12-2018 Beautiful Boy: An Interview with Nic Sheff https://www.thefix.com/beautiful-boy-interview-nic-sheff <img src="https://www.thefix.com/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/beautiful-boy-movie-poster.jpg" alt="" /><p>"A really cool expression of the family bond in the film is how the love survives everything that the disease can throw at it. Despite so much trauma, at the very end, you see that that core love never goes away."</p> Fri, 12 Oct 2018 01:48:13 -0400 John Lavitt https://www.thefix.com/beautiful-boy-interview-nic-sheff Demand For Mental Health Resources Not Being Met On College Campuses https://www.thefix.com/demand-mental-health-resources-not-being-met-college-campuses <img src="https://www.thefix.com/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/college_2.jpg" alt="" /><p>One mental health professional estimates that almost half of colleges students who need services are not receiving them.</p> Thu, 11 Oct 2018 19:30:00 -0400 Beth Leipholtz https://www.thefix.com/demand-mental-health-resources-not-being-met-college-campuses