The Fix https://www.thefix.com Addiction and recovery, straight up. en I Survived Alcoholism (Then Sobriety) As a Disabled Person https://www.thefix.com/i-survived-alcoholism-then-sobriety-disabled-person <img src="https://d2opwwnn6mpgl2.cloudfront.net/cdn/farfuture/1sY0L1M7-50BNHg02hSjOab-FsC1utlgI9w3DRtSqlk/mtime:1464138509/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/Aleks%20Kang.png" 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 https://www.thefix.com/i-survived-alcoholism-then-sobriety-disabled-person Opioid Prescriptions Fall, Will it Solve the Opioid Epidemic? https://www.thefix.com/opioid-prescriptions-fall-will-it-solve-opioid-epidemic <img src="https://static2.thefix.com/cdn/farfuture/0VJdWHVrMpI1UqgFnbb1BVZwKmwfqBZk9Q6xZgpSCx8/mtime:1464132609/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/shutterstock_393787498.jpg" 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 https://www.thefix.com/opioid-prescriptions-fall-will-it-solve-opioid-epidemic Oakland Launches ‘Drug War Reparations’ Program https://www.thefix.com/oakland-launches-%E2%80%98drug-war-reparations%E2%80%99-program <img src="https://d2opwwnn6mpgl2.cloudfront.net/cdn/farfuture/Cz1tPOOAC13tbmrkxkt6m9MxnfAFxRNy04a9BgsTahU/mtime:1464125405/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/shutterstock_354999053.jpg" 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 https://www.thefix.com/oakland-launches-%E2%80%98drug-war-reparations%E2%80%99-program California Landlords Could Soon Ban Marijuana Use Inside Rentals https://www.thefix.com/california-landlords-could-soon-ban-marijuana-use-inside-rentals <img src="https://static2.thefix.com/cdn/farfuture/-mmb6mLrMBJH_38nEK0KUiL628yKRnRKc4hHwOmoNkE/mtime:1464118210/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/shutterstock_193974548.jpg" 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 https://www.thefix.com/california-landlords-could-soon-ban-marijuana-use-inside-rentals Chris Christie Says He Will Rob From Charity to Save Addicts https://www.thefix.com/chris-christie-says-he-will-rob-charity-save-addicts <img src="https://static1.thefix.com/cdn/farfuture/MN6cuaz7RMrvHtRhskI2dv00l_RXulML9ND21vBdwi8/mtime:1464109217/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/neptune_05.jpg" 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 https://www.thefix.com/chris-christie-says-he-will-rob-charity-save-addicts Fentanyl Replaces Heroin in Vancouver, Users in Danger https://www.thefix.com/fentanyl-replaces-heroin-vancouver-users-danger <img src="https://d2opwwnn6mpgl2.cloudfront.net/cdn/farfuture/F0dJ2fLWcPyqb1soz5w9omPusOW5YNo1bAubXZ8A6r0/mtime:1464100213/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/HEROIN%20FENTANY%20PILL2.jpg" 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 https://www.thefix.com/fentanyl-replaces-heroin-vancouver-users-danger 'Biggest Loser' Contestants Claim Show Gave Them Illegal Drugs To Lose Weight https://www.thefix.com/biggest-loser-contestants-claim-show-gave-them-illegal-drugs-lose-weight <img src="https://d2opwwnn6mpgl2.cloudfront.net/cdn/farfuture/xb5XA4b0tP5yc4l_2hz-JKUZ38muRfViq_6oCTYhrXM/mtime:1464093005/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/Screen%20Shot%202016-05-23%20at%202.43.55%20PM.png" 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 https://www.thefix.com/biggest-loser-contestants-claim-show-gave-them-illegal-drugs-lose-weight Morning Roundup: May 24, 2016 https://www.thefix.com/morning-roundup-may-24-2016 <img src="https://d2opwwnn6mpgl2.cloudfront.net/cdn/farfuture/0Z0riylwIyusdRRf0PlYnIW-X_kA83xktyYys8pAhO4/mtime:1464087606/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/shutterstock_102106471.jpg" 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 https://www.thefix.com/morning-roundup-may-24-2016 The Kids Are Alright: The President of Young People in Recovery Talks to The Fix https://www.thefix.com/young-people-recovery-justin-luke-riley-champion-change <img src="https://static2.thefix.com/cdn/farfuture/vVlTzsjTH-vsEdBsiSy5Hu_Ib65cAxOVrEINBOR12Fw/mtime:1464081688/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/justinlukeriley.jpg" 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 https://www.thefix.com/young-people-recovery-justin-luke-riley-champion-change Ask an Expert: Is Suboxone the Best Choice for Me? https://www.thefix.com/ask-expert-should-i-go-buprenorphrine-or-naltrexone <img src="https://static2.thefix.com/cdn/farfuture/ZcbepuEDJUZyj18E8NJdEU6mWspubojop2btARTWKkI/mtime:1464081475/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/pillprison_0.jpg" 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 https://www.thefix.com/ask-expert-should-i-go-buprenorphrine-or-naltrexone