The Fix https://www.thefix.com Addiction and recovery, straight up. en Will The New CDC Opioid Guideline Help Promote Addiction Treatment? https://www.thefix.com/will-new-cdc-opioid-guideline-help-promote-addiction-treatment <img src="https://static2.thefix.com/cdn/farfuture/YguByTToUTWWsIZ25RB71kcDQTQzRL2SAQhmSMXn9Rs/mtime:1455127207/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/shutterstock_147558686.jpg" alt="" /><p>An early draft of the guideline has the CDC recommending providers take an evidence-based treatment approach when dealing with patients with opioid use disorder.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 10 Feb 2016 13:00:00 -0500 John Lavitt https://www.thefix.com/will-new-cdc-opioid-guideline-help-promote-addiction-treatment FBI Produces New Film: 'Chasing The Dragon, The Life of an Opiate Addict' https://www.thefix.com/fbi-produces-new-film-chasing-dragon-life-opiate-addict <img src="https://static1.thefix.com/cdn/farfuture/NZ20JiZAzEl4aJYlL2Zg8GWqZkJL0p1Lwng7w7GV6f4/mtime:1455118227/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/shutterstock_245503627.jpg" alt="" /><p>The FBI-produced film aims to be a wakeup call that exposes the perils of opiate addiction.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 10 Feb 2016 10:30:00 -0500 Zachary Siegel https://www.thefix.com/fbi-produces-new-film-chasing-dragon-life-opiate-addict Former NBA Player Jay Williams Calls For Medical Cannabis Acceptance in Sports World https://www.thefix.com/former-nba-player-jay-williams-calls-medical-cannabis-acceptance-sports-world <img src="https://static1.thefix.com/cdn/farfuture/0k4lfNppTTRItd_JMQh0GKTIn0oNqjrXLy-Q4eQlKy0/mtime:1455111005/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/Screen%20Shot%202016-02-09%20at%208.10.42%20PM.png" alt="" /><p>In a personal essay, Williams also addresses his pain medication struggle.</p> Wed, 10 Feb 2016 08:30:00 -0500 Victoria Kim https://www.thefix.com/former-nba-player-jay-williams-calls-medical-cannabis-acceptance-sports-world AA, Without the 12 Steps https://www.thefix.com/aa-without-12-steps <img src="https://d2opwwnn6mpgl2.cloudfront.net/cdn/farfuture/YBxS8hKkOzf_6Enw_82RNtkevRyTcTTumyKxGFg1i0k/mtime:1455106553/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/differentplane.jpg" alt="" /><p>I took a few basic AA principles that helped me stop drinking and left step 3 through 11 behind. I found my own path to healing and so can you.</p> Wed, 10 Feb 2016 07:15:41 -0500 Hank Murphy https://www.thefix.com/aa-without-12-steps Reddit, The Unlikely Medicine for Recovery https://www.thefix.com/reddit-unlikely-medicine-recovery <img src="https://d2opwwnn6mpgl2.cloudfront.net/cdn/farfuture/y-vnliX28DUTmqtkKUDnv8MTeyqICiuQf1QbMi0Y71o/mtime:1455106555/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/reddit.jpg" alt="" /><p>The online recovery communities are a 24/7 source of support for both active and recovering alcoholics and drug users.</p> Wed, 10 Feb 2016 07:15:17 -0500 Zachary Siegel https://www.thefix.com/reddit-unlikely-medicine-recovery Morning Roundup: Feb. 10, 2016 https://www.thefix.com/morning-roundup-feb-10-2016 <img src="https://d2opwwnn6mpgl2.cloudfront.net/cdn/farfuture/d7T7z1XO-0R8ydiXoKcHHaCvyO3lp9pitdM3tGiLMJo/mtime:1455105605/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/shutterstock_357209075.jpg" alt="" /><p>White House not happy with Super Bowl <strong>opioid side-effect ad</strong>, Walgreens to <strong>install drug disposal kiosks</strong> at over 500 stores, and video shows cop <strong>reviving heroin overdose victim</strong>.</p> Wed, 10 Feb 2016 07:00:00 -0500 Victoria Kim https://www.thefix.com/morning-roundup-feb-10-2016 DMX Revived With Narcan, CPR In Hotel Parking Lot https://www.thefix.com/dmx-revived-narcan-cpr-hotel-parking-lot <img src="https://static2.thefix.com/cdn/farfuture/XyOR_1bPySf4gvePmovi6zo0TNfJk7TKSmmOm0EmhCo/mtime:1455064203/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/shutterstock_280466006.jpg" alt="" /><p>The rapper says bronchitis and asthma are the reasons behind his latest health scare.</p> Tue, 09 Feb 2016 19:30:00 -0500 McCarton Ackerman https://www.thefix.com/dmx-revived-narcan-cpr-hotel-parking-lot Makeup Artist Talks Heroin Crisis With Her Famous Political Clients https://www.thefix.com/makeup-artist-talks-heroin-crisis-her-famous-political-clients <img src="https://d2opwwnn6mpgl2.cloudfront.net/cdn/farfuture/Ieqv-H4R7j-XmuFiEdRr0kOTwJXEBQeDWNbEBTCBShU/mtime:1455057005/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/shutterstock_170017580.jpg" alt="" /><p>Kriss Blevens uses her makeup chair to spread the word about the heroin crisis to major politicians in a position to effect change.</p> Tue, 09 Feb 2016 17:30:00 -0500 Keri Blakinger https://www.thefix.com/makeup-artist-talks-heroin-crisis-her-famous-political-clients Flavor Flav Pleads No Contest In DUI Case, Dodges Jail Time https://www.thefix.com/flavor-flav-pleads-no-contest-dui-case-dodges-jail-time <img src="https://d2opwwnn6mpgl2.cloudfront.net/cdn/farfuture/CwJvQjrvorE8wurFYb549_KyDMsXiUYe74EFo2Phpxk/mtime:1455049825/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/shutterstock_126274184.jpg" alt="" /><p>This marks the rapper's second plea within the last two weeks involving similar charges in Nevada.</p> Tue, 09 Feb 2016 15:30:00 -0500 McCarton Ackerman https://www.thefix.com/flavor-flav-pleads-no-contest-dui-case-dodges-jail-time Dr. Nora Volkow And Dr. George Koob Address Alcohol & Substance Abuse Within The 'Lost Generation' https://www.thefix.com/dr-nora-volkow-and-dr-george-koob-address-alcohol-substance-abuse-within-lost-generation <img src="https://static2.thefix.com/cdn/farfuture/dxz5OzbExUQbVr1xxDsQN1K7XVGCNTUAlztD0KFbsoo/mtime:1455040825/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/shutterstock_310569041.jpg" alt="" /><p>Substance use and emotional distress may be key factors in the rising mortality rate among white middle-aged Americans.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 09 Feb 2016 13:00:00 -0500 John Lavitt https://www.thefix.com/dr-nora-volkow-and-dr-george-koob-address-alcohol-substance-abuse-within-lost-generation