Subscribe to The Fix via RSS https://www.thefix.com Addiction and recovery, straight up. en Teens Are Choosing Marijuana Over Cigarettes, Alcohol As Their First Drug https://www.thefix.com/teens-are-choosing-marijuana-over-cigarettes-alcohol-their-first-drug <img src="https://www.thefix.com/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/marijuanause.jpg" alt="" /><p>While some are choosing marijuana for their first time, a new survey revealed that a lot of teens have chosen to abstain from substance use.</p> Mon, 21 May 2018 19:30:00 -0400 Keri Blakinger https://www.thefix.com/teens-are-choosing-marijuana-over-cigarettes-alcohol-their-first-drug Can Changing The Way Opioids Are Delivered Reduce Addiction? https://www.thefix.com/can-changing-way-opioids-are-delivered-reduce-addiction <img src="https://www.thefix.com/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/IV.jpg" alt="" /><p>For a recent study, researchers tested a new prescribing standard to figure out how opioids can be used more safely and effectively.</p> Mon, 21 May 2018 17:30:00 -0400 Beth Leipholtz https://www.thefix.com/can-changing-way-opioids-are-delivered-reduce-addiction First-Ever Suboxone Distribution Program Announced In San Francisco https://www.thefix.com/first-ever-suboxone-distribution-program-announced-san-francisco <img src="https://www.thefix.com/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/Screen%20Shot%202018-05-20%20at%2011.44.55%20PM.png" alt="" /><p>Experts praised the new plan which is slated to kick off in the fall.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 21 May 2018 15:30:00 -0400 Keri Blakinger https://www.thefix.com/first-ever-suboxone-distribution-program-announced-san-francisco Even Small Gifts Can Affect How Doctors Prescribe Opioids https://www.thefix.com/even-small-gifts-can-affect-how-doctors-prescribe-opioids <img src="https://www.thefix.com/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/script_1.jpg" alt="" /><p>A new study found that receiving a free lunch from pharmaceutical companies was linked to an increase in opioid prescribing.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 21 May 2018 13:00:00 -0400 Kelly Burch https://www.thefix.com/even-small-gifts-can-affect-how-doctors-prescribe-opioids Michael Voltaggio Discusses Addiction Among Chefs https://www.thefix.com/michael-voltaggio-discusses-addiction-among-chefs <img src="https://www.thefix.com/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/voltaggio.jpg" alt="" /><p>"I wish somebody told me 10 or 15 years ago to not go out so much after work, to spend more time doing things other than partying and doing the sort of stereotypical thing that a chef did."</p> Mon, 21 May 2018 10:30:00 -0400 Bryan Le https://www.thefix.com/michael-voltaggio-discusses-addiction-among-chefs Josh Gad Gets Candid About Mental Health, Anxiety For Awareness Series https://www.thefix.com/josh-gad-gets-candid-about-mental-health-anxiety-awareness-series <img src="https://www.thefix.com/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/joshgad.jpg" alt="" /><p>For the #MyYoungerSelf series, the "Frozen" actor detailed the anxiety he experienced in his college years.</p> Mon, 21 May 2018 09:10:00 -0400 Bryan Le https://www.thefix.com/josh-gad-gets-candid-about-mental-health-anxiety-awareness-series What Is the Success Rate of Rehab? https://www.thefix.com/what-success-rate-rehab <img src="https://www.thefix.com/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/dreamstime_s_53351932.jpg" alt="" /><p>ABT's level of care and commitment demonstrates that a “success rate” means something much more than a percentage.</p> Mon, 21 May 2018 08:30:00 -0400 The Fix staff https://www.thefix.com/what-success-rate-rehab Morning Roundup: May 21, 2018 https://www.thefix.com/morning-roundup-may-21-2018 <img src="https://www.thefix.com/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/dreamstime_m_95394830.jpg" alt="" /><p><strong>Woman shares</strong> her addiction struggle in journal, <strong>why chefs struggle</strong> with addiction, Surgeon General: most think <strong>opioid use disorder</strong> is not local.</p> Mon, 21 May 2018 07:00:00 -0400 The Fix staff https://www.thefix.com/morning-roundup-may-21-2018 Michael Pollan Wants to Change Your Mind with Psychedelic Drugs https://www.thefix.com/michael-pollan-wants-change-your-mind-psychedelic-drugs <img src="https://www.thefix.com/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/pollan2.jpg" alt="" /><p>Thousands of patients were treated for addiction and alcoholism with LSD and other psychedelics in the ‘50s and ‘60s, which proved so successful that the Canadian government for a time made it a standard option for treatment.</p> Mon, 21 May 2018 00:33:37 -0400 Kevin Franciotti https://www.thefix.com/michael-pollan-wants-change-your-mind-psychedelic-drugs Long Island Workforce Hit Hard By Opioid Crisis https://www.thefix.com/long-island-workforce-hit-hard-opioid-crisis <img src="https://www.thefix.com/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/warehouse.jpg" alt="" /><p>“The opioid epidemic is not only ruining the lives of young people and families on Long Island... but also our business community."</p> Fri, 18 May 2018 19:30:00 -0400 Beth Leipholtz https://www.thefix.com/long-island-workforce-hit-hard-opioid-crisis