The Fix | News https://www.thefix.com/news Addiction and recovery, straight up. en Opioid Overdose Deaths Are Wiping Out The Population Gains In One New York County https://www.thefix.com/opioid-overdose-deaths-are-wiping-out-population-gains-one-new-york-county <img src="https://static1.thefix.com/cdn/farfuture/7SozU6yxMDQMcTQ11pVuwIPX1F-6u_VM-O2tK4oXLHI/mtime:1462231807/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/shutterstock_374587102.jpg" alt="" /><p>Erie County overdose death rates could climb to more than 500 by the end of this year.</p> Mon, 02 May 2016 19:30:00 -0400 Keri Blakinger https://www.thefix.com/opioid-overdose-deaths-are-wiping-out-population-gains-one-new-york-county Vancouver Clinic's Prescription Heroin Injection Program Shows Promise https://www.thefix.com/vancouver-clinics-prescription-heroin-injection-program-shows-promise <img src="https://d2opwwnn6mpgl2.cloudfront.net/cdn/farfuture/U_dv5al_HDMurPgNp8Dfc_UIbS8v3aUEfM3Smv911Ek/mtime:1462224605/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/shutterstock_369431135.jpg" alt="" /><p>Providence Health Care’s Crosstown Clinic saves lives and taxpayers money but is it enough to stop Canada's courts from shutting it down?&nbsp;</p> Mon, 02 May 2016 17:30:00 -0400 Paul Gaita https://www.thefix.com/vancouver-clinics-prescription-heroin-injection-program-shows-promise Steph Curry, NBA Logo Used To Brand Heroin Baggies https://www.thefix.com/steph-curry-nba-logo-used-brand-heroin-baggies <img src="https://static1.thefix.com/cdn/farfuture/MzXK7rWOkJ_z48IT1FbDoJ3Rnxu8hgf2WBl70Vxwi2s/mtime:1462217411/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/Stephen_Curry_2.jpg" alt="" /><p>“Thinking Steph Curry wouldn’t be happy that he is this week’s brand for heroin in Philly,” tweeted police chief Thomas Nestel.</p> Mon, 02 May 2016 15:30:00 -0400 McCarton Ackerman https://www.thefix.com/steph-curry-nba-logo-used-brand-heroin-baggies Recovery Czar Michael Botticelli Honors Champions Of Change At The White House https://www.thefix.com/recovery-czar-michael-botticelli-honors-champions-change-white-house <img src="https://static2.thefix.com/cdn/farfuture/1WICubUaspmv7BfY4WRNtludYqfxvuI_ZJbNc1PDqqA/mtime:1462208420/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/Recovery%20Czar%20Michael%20Botticelli%20Introduces%20The%20Champions%20Of%20Change%20%28Photo%20Credit%20John%20Lavitt%29%20copy.jpg" alt="" /><p>The Addict's Mom founder&nbsp;Barbara Theodosiou&nbsp;was among those honored for leadership, vision and advocacy in the face of the opioid epidemic.</p> Mon, 02 May 2016 13:00:00 -0400 John Lavitt https://www.thefix.com/recovery-czar-michael-botticelli-honors-champions-change-white-house Bobbi Kristina Brown's Fiancé Discusses Her Drug Use on Dr. Phil https://www.thefix.com/bobbi-kristina-browns-fianc%C3%A9-discusses-her-drug-use-dr-phil <img src="https://static2.thefix.com/cdn/farfuture/0udrx5AfKm-O3bNLytdYg6rpXLc5R23d7rdaI4EHvQg/mtime:1462199415/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/Screen%20Shot%202016-05-01%20at%201.33.41%20PM.png" alt="" /><p>In the two-part event, Nick Gordon discussed the couple's drug abuse and revealed that Whitney Houston once saved her daughter's life.</p> Mon, 02 May 2016 10:30:00 -0400 McCarton Ackerman https://www.thefix.com/bobbi-kristina-browns-fianc%C3%A9-discusses-her-drug-use-dr-phil Michael Phelps, ‘Are You an Alcoholic?’ https://www.thefix.com/michael-phelps-%E2%80%98are-you-alcoholic%E2%80%99 <img src="https://static2.thefix.com/cdn/farfuture/pHUJwc7BiPcXZ1D_i5BqITGgjUBkJdGe0EX9Td8uQ5c/mtime:1462192217/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/Screen%20Shot%202016-05-01%20at%206.14.34%20PM.png" alt="" /><p>In a candid interview with <em>The</em>&nbsp;<em>Today Show,</em>&nbsp;Phelps&nbsp;discussed the downward spiral that led to a 45-day turn in rehab.</p> Mon, 02 May 2016 08:30:00 -0400 Dorri Olds https://www.thefix.com/michael-phelps-%E2%80%98are-you-alcoholic%E2%80%99 Morning Roundup: May 2, 2016 https://www.thefix.com/morning-roundup-may-2-2016 <img src="https://static1.thefix.com/cdn/farfuture/QyNo5nup5upDDLmhQnB-h1Cll5BTUYgerj7CjaUSxsQ/mtime:1462186811/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/shutterstock_255685219.jpg" alt="" /><p>US Surgeon General says addiction is not a <strong>moral failing</strong>, Woody Harrelson medical marijuana dispensary plans <strong>rejected</strong>, Philadelphia heroin marketed with face of<strong> Steph Curry</strong>.</p> Mon, 02 May 2016 07:00:00 -0400 Victoria Kim https://www.thefix.com/morning-roundup-may-2-2016 McCain Fundraising Consultant Fired After Meth Lab Found in Her Home https://www.thefix.com/mccain-fundraising-consultant-fired-after-meth-lab-found-her-home <img src="https://d2opwwnn6mpgl2.cloudfront.net/cdn/farfuture/0myIjXk-HqELAH2NsMHngHKTRZn43ooeF2se8a0kL-4/mtime:1461972615/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/shutterstock_11572987.jpg" alt="" /><p>Emily Pitha reportedly had an active meth lab, LSD, cocaine, heroin, marijuana, ecstasy and counterfeit cash in her Arizona home.</p> Fri, 29 Apr 2016 19:30:00 -0400 May Wilkerson https://www.thefix.com/mccain-fundraising-consultant-fired-after-meth-lab-found-her-home Actor Columbus Short Violates Probation With Failed Drug Test https://www.thefix.com/actor-columbus-short-violates-probation-failed-drug-test <img src="https://static1.thefix.com/cdn/farfuture/GhcgUoHUllKEsASSmYcxucXx-PJuagItDcNHJO5vyqI/mtime:1461965409/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/shutterstock_112632542.jpg" alt="" /><p>The 33-year-old actor has been ordered to appear at a May 9 hearing to address the violation in his felony assault case.</p> Fri, 29 Apr 2016 17:30:00 -0400 McCarton Ackerman https://www.thefix.com/actor-columbus-short-violates-probation-failed-drug-test Chris Christie Expands Prescription Drug Monitoring Program To New York https://www.thefix.com/chris-christie-expands-prescription-drug-monitoring-program-new-york <img src="https://static1.thefix.com/cdn/farfuture/nwjDeShWMOTipA3Im0twerXGQWkuTzHQu4wlRvNeDB0/mtime:1461958206/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/shutterstock_180966965.jpg" alt="" /><p>Christie considers the monitoring program to be one of the best tools in the fight against opiate abuse and doctor shopping.</p> Fri, 29 Apr 2016 15:30:00 -0400 Dorri Olds https://www.thefix.com/chris-christie-expands-prescription-drug-monitoring-program-new-york