The Fix Addiction and recovery, straight up. en I Survived Alcoholism (Then Sobriety) As a Disabled Person <img src="" alt="" /><p>I used to stay away from drugs because my father was an alcoholic. After I lost my leg in a motorcycle accident in Los Angeles, I got hooked.</p> Tue, 24 May 2016 21:08:26 -0400 Aleks Kang Opioid Prescriptions Fall, Will it Solve the Opioid Epidemic? <img src="" alt="" /><p>While opiate prescriptions may be on the decline, fatal overdoses from heroin and overdoses are steadily on the rise.</p> Tue, 24 May 2016 19:30:00 -0400 Zachary Siegel Oakland Launches ‘Drug War Reparations’ Program <img src="" alt="" /><p>The program will reserve half of all new MMJ permits for disadvantaged areas in Oakland that have been hit hard by marijuana convictions and arrests.</p> Tue, 24 May 2016 17:30:00 -0400 Victoria Kim California Landlords Could Soon Ban Marijuana Use Inside Rentals <img src="" alt="" /><p>Assemblyman Jim Wood's proposed bill aims to hold pot smoke to the same residential regulations as secondhand tobacco smoke.</p> Tue, 24 May 2016 15:30:00 -0400 McCarton Ackerman Chris Christie Says He Will Rob From Charity to Save Addicts <img src="" alt="" /><p>During a recent panel, the New Jersey governor discussed plans to allocate state funds toward addiction and behavioral health treatments.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 24 May 2016 13:00:00 -0400 Dorri Olds Fentanyl Replaces Heroin in Vancouver, Users in Danger <img src="" alt="" /><p>Fentanyl continues to ravage Vancouver's Downtown Eastside with users reporting that it has replaced heroin on the streets.</p> Tue, 24 May 2016 10:30:00 -0400 Zachary Siegel 'Biggest Loser' Contestants Claim Show Gave Them Illegal Drugs To Lose Weight <img src="" alt="" /><p>The former contestants claim that they were given Adderall and ephedra and encouraged to starve themselves for the show.</p> Tue, 24 May 2016 08:30:00 -0400 McCarton Ackerman Morning Roundup: May 24, 2016 <img src="" alt="" /><p><strong>Opioid prescriptions drop</strong> for first time in 20 years, 'dirty cop' accused of <strong>stealing OD victim's money</strong>, 'Pawn Star' Chumlee <strong>takes plea deal</strong> in guns and drugs case.</p> Tue, 24 May 2016 07:00:00 -0400 Victoria Kim The Kids Are Alright: The President of Young People in Recovery Talks to The Fix <img src="" alt="" /><p>"To literally hear President Obama say right next to you that addiction is a public health issue and not a moral failing. I don’t even have the words for how affirming that was."</p> Tue, 24 May 2016 05:21:25 -0400 Keri Blakinger Ask an Expert: Is Suboxone the Best Choice for Me? <img src="" alt="" /><p>Our expert suggests an alternative to opioid replacement therapy for a reader who wants to be completely opioid-free.</p> Tue, 24 May 2016 05:17:52 -0400 Percy Menzies