Subscribe to The Fix via RSS Addiction and recovery, straight up. en Experts Develop Post-Surgery Opioid Guidelines To Curb Overprescribing <img src="" alt="" /><p>“Our feeling is we shouldn’t just be using draconian, one-size-fits all prescribing,” said one expert from Johns Hopkins.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 17 Aug 2018 19:30:00 -0400 Kelly Burch Opioid Crisis Has Peaked, Former Cleveland Clinic CEO Suggests <img src="" alt="" /><p>The doctor says that while opioid prescribing is down, synthetic opioids are now driving the opioid epidemic. &nbsp;</p> Fri, 17 Aug 2018 17:30:00 -0400 Kelly Burch Does Medical Marijuana Make Workplaces Safer? <img src="" alt="" /><p>A&nbsp;new study<a href="" target="_blank">&nbsp;</a>examined workplace fatality statistics in states with medical marijuana programs.</p> Fri, 17 Aug 2018 15:30:00 -0400 Paul Gaita New York Sues Purdue Pharma Over Opioid Marketing <img src="" alt="" /><p>New York plans to work with other states that are investigating opioid manufacturers and distributors in the US.</p> Fri, 17 Aug 2018 13:00:00 -0400 Maggie Ethridge More Than 70 People Overdose In Connecticut Park Over 24-Hour Period <img src="" alt="" /><p>K2 is to blame for the mass overdose in New Haven.</p> Fri, 17 Aug 2018 10:30:00 -0400 Victoria Kim Jenna Jameson Talks Struggle To Lose Weight In Sobriety <img src="" alt="" /><p>"I kept telling myself if I could beat addiction and stay sober, I can easily lose the weight… and I did. The healthy way.”</p> Fri, 17 Aug 2018 08:30:00 -0400 Beth Leipholtz Morning Roundup: August 17, 2018 <img src="" alt="" /><p><strong>Addiction politics</strong> are personal for WV congressional candidate, <strong>Kratom Association</strong> bashes FDA for 'junk science,' drug overdose deaths reach <strong>record high</strong> in 2017.</p> Fri, 17 Aug 2018 07:00:00 -0400 The Fix staff No Vacation from Recovery: A Packing List <img src="" alt="" /><p>Recovery cannot be left to chance but requires planning, even—and maybe especially—on vacation with its temptations: tropical drinks, laissez-faire schedule, swim-up bars, and late nights.</p> Fri, 17 Aug 2018 02:38:23 -0400 Kerry Neville Lyft Offers Incentives To Stop Drugged Driving In Massachusetts <img src="" alt="" /><p>Lyft has pledged $50,000 in fares to keep stoned drivers off the roads in Massachusetts.</p> Thu, 16 Aug 2018 19:30:00 -0400 David Konow Planned Safe Injection Sites Put On Hold In Canada <img src="" alt="" /><p>Advocates of safe injection sites called the Canadian health minister's decision to halt the opening of the facilities "horrifying."</p> Thu, 16 Aug 2018 17:30:00 -0400 Paul Gaita