Subscribe to The Fix via RSS https://www.thefix.com Addiction and recovery, straight up. en Experts Develop Post-Surgery Opioid Guidelines To Curb Overprescribing https://www.thefix.com/experts-develop-post-surgery-opioid-guidelines-curb-overprescribing <img src="https://www.thefix.com/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/post-surgery.jpg" 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 https://www.thefix.com/experts-develop-post-surgery-opioid-guidelines-curb-overprescribing Opioid Crisis Has Peaked, Former Cleveland Clinic CEO Suggests https://www.thefix.com/opioid-crisis-has-peaked-former-cleveland-clinic-ceo-suggests <img src="https://www.thefix.com/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/Screen%20Shot%202018-08-16%20at%207.21.21%20PM.png" 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 https://www.thefix.com/opioid-crisis-has-peaked-former-cleveland-clinic-ceo-suggests Does Medical Marijuana Make Workplaces Safer? https://www.thefix.com/does-medical-marijuana-make-workplaces-safer <img src="https://www.thefix.com/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/moving.jpg" alt="" /><p>A&nbsp;new study<a href="https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0955395918301968" 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 https://www.thefix.com/does-medical-marijuana-make-workplaces-safer New York Sues Purdue Pharma Over Opioid Marketing https://www.thefix.com/new-york-sues-purdue-pharma-over-opioid-marketing <img src="https://www.thefix.com/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/lawsuit_1.jpg" 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 https://www.thefix.com/new-york-sues-purdue-pharma-over-opioid-marketing More Than 70 People Overdose In Connecticut Park Over 24-Hour Period https://www.thefix.com/more-70-people-overdose-connecticut-park-over-24-hour-period <img src="https://www.thefix.com/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/NewHaven.png" alt="" /><p>K2 is to blame for the mass overdose in New Haven.</p> Fri, 17 Aug 2018 10:30:00 -0400 Victoria Kim https://www.thefix.com/more-70-people-overdose-connecticut-park-over-24-hour-period Jenna Jameson Talks Struggle To Lose Weight In Sobriety https://www.thefix.com/jenna-jameson-talks-struggle-lose-weight-sobriety <img src="https://www.thefix.com/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/Jenna.png" 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 https://www.thefix.com/jenna-jameson-talks-struggle-lose-weight-sobriety Morning Roundup: August 17, 2018 https://www.thefix.com/morning-roundup-august-17-2018 <img src="https://www.thefix.com/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/dreamstime_m_108936135.jpg" 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 https://www.thefix.com/morning-roundup-august-17-2018 No Vacation from Recovery: A Packing List https://www.thefix.com/no-vacation-recovery-packing-list <img src="https://www.thefix.com/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/rawpixel-423648-unsplash.jpg" 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 https://www.thefix.com/no-vacation-recovery-packing-list Lyft Offers Incentives To Stop Drugged Driving In Massachusetts https://www.thefix.com/lyft-offers-incentives-stop-drugged-driving-massachusetts <img src="https://www.thefix.com/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/ride.jpg" 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 https://www.thefix.com/lyft-offers-incentives-stop-drugged-driving-massachusetts Planned Safe Injection Sites Put On Hold In Canada https://www.thefix.com/planned-safe-injection-sites-put-hold-canada <img src="https://www.thefix.com/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/insite_2.png" 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 https://www.thefix.com/planned-safe-injection-sites-put-hold-canada