The Fix | News https://www.thefix.com/news Addiction and recovery, straight up. en GOP Congressman Admits To Using MMJ While In Office https://www.thefix.com/gop-congressman-admits-using-mmj-while-office <img src="https://d2opwwnn6mpgl2.cloudfront.net/cdn/farfuture/QmcxyQmYm_3Zpo7OHLlp4RLg27yJemkXl2S4OiE8Auo/mtime:1464391807/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/Screen%20Shot%202016-05-26%20at%209.38.47%20PM.png" alt="" /><p>Prior to his admission, US Rep Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.) has been the GOP's primary voice in the charge for Congress to revamp marijuana laws.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 27 May 2016 19:30:00 -0400 McCarton Ackerman https://www.thefix.com/gop-congressman-admits-using-mmj-while-office Indicted Doctor Is Self-Proclaimed 'Poster Child' For 'Irrational' Drug War https://www.thefix.com/indicted-doctor-self-proclaimed-poster-child-irrational-drug-war <img src="https://static2.thefix.com/cdn/farfuture/ISbVypZaowwqWKYa675j5pJFfhIZNdmCrHc_YD0brps/mtime:1464384606/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/shutterstock_343682381.jpg" alt="" /><p>Jeffrey Bado, who prescribed over 3 million oxycodone from 2010-2012, will stand trial on a 322-count federal indictment for overprescribing painkillers.</p> Fri, 27 May 2016 17:30:00 -0400 Victoria Kim https://www.thefix.com/indicted-doctor-self-proclaimed-poster-child-irrational-drug-war New York Gov. Cuomo Says Current Heroin Crisis ‘Worse Than’ Crack Epidemic https://www.thefix.com/new-york-gov-cuomo-says-current-heroin-crisis-%E2%80%98worse-than%E2%80%99-crack-epidemic <img src="https://d2opwwnn6mpgl2.cloudfront.net/cdn/farfuture/Z-_Cw-8q-Hiq7qYcQLip-jQRZjGx-p1OOWU_OGJr-Hc/mtime:1464377405/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/shutterstock_299196176.jpg" alt="" /><p>Should the governor compare these two vastly different epidemics?</p> Fri, 27 May 2016 15:30:00 -0400 Zachary Siegel https://www.thefix.com/new-york-gov-cuomo-says-current-heroin-crisis-%E2%80%98worse-than%E2%80%99-crack-epidemic Meth Burritos and Other Ways Drugs are Smuggled into the United States https://www.thefix.com/meth-burritos-and-other-ways-drugs-are-smuggled-united-states <img src="https://static1.thefix.com/cdn/farfuture/-cI5-4iZtwWypsd7m15vNEz_Z81R1OiJlnL5LrTtZ8Q/mtime:1464368408/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/meth_burrito_CBP.jpg" alt="" /><p>From meth burritos to fake carrots, drug smugglers will stop at nothing to keep their drugs flowing into the US.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 27 May 2016 13:00:00 -0400 Seth Ferranti https://www.thefix.com/meth-burritos-and-other-ways-drugs-are-smuggled-united-states 'The Voice' Winner Alisan Porter Talks Overcoming Drug And Alcohol Addiction https://www.thefix.com/voice-winner-alisan-porter-talks-overcoming-drug-and-alcohol-addiction <img src="https://static2.thefix.com/cdn/farfuture/85Ovd6InKh0Vq41XSPpzyuvIg6sVEQ1LfdYgM6xyXT8/mtime:1464359428/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/Screen%20Shot%202016-05-26%20at%201.36.01%20PM.png" alt="" /><p>"Every day that I wake up to my kids clear as a bell and ready to take on another day in this new skin, I am grateful. It’s a high like no other."</p> Fri, 27 May 2016 10:30:00 -0400 McCarton Ackerman https://www.thefix.com/voice-winner-alisan-porter-talks-overcoming-drug-and-alcohol-addiction Jeff Daniels Talks About Relapsing After 14 Years of Sobriety https://www.thefix.com/jeff-daniels-talks-about-relapsing-after-14-years-sobriety <img src="https://static2.thefix.com/cdn/farfuture/knKxkNLdUpD7JlnjOWNmai_qh-RlnN1zfVyhlul0rkA/mtime:1464352206/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/shutterstock_378996499.jpg" alt="" /><p>As <em>The Newsroom</em> star began to land bigger roles in the early 2000s, he turned to alcohol to take the stress away, which led to a relapse.</p> Fri, 27 May 2016 08:30:00 -0400 May Wilkerson https://www.thefix.com/jeff-daniels-talks-about-relapsing-after-14-years-sobriety Morning Roundup: May 27, 2016 https://www.thefix.com/morning-roundup-may-27-2016 <img src="https://static2.thefix.com/cdn/farfuture/c7jEmS7PBSKVYrndeHXMv2JsfqmkazxAGmoBhJQ_p58/mtime:1464346804/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/shutterstock_180967037.jpg" alt="" /><p>Mom of 'Affluenza Teen' <strong>indicted</strong> for helping son escape to Mexico, first <strong>pot-friendly gym</strong> slated to open in San Francisco, and <strong>Marco Rubio</strong> demands new solutions for heroin epidemic.</p> Fri, 27 May 2016 07:00:00 -0400 Victoria Kim https://www.thefix.com/morning-roundup-may-27-2016 NOFX Frontman Fat Mike Chronicles Painkiller Detox on Instagram https://www.thefix.com/nofx-frontman-fat-mike-chronicles-painkiller-detox-instagram <img src="https://d2opwwnn6mpgl2.cloudfront.net/cdn/farfuture/ipQ0m-xZPxmN_yhjHi4EoVcsw-lAL2pencDyb0rH2F0/mtime:1464305407/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/shutterstock_216357715.jpg" alt="" /><p>The 49-year-old punk rocker has been very open about his past drug and alcohol use and is now sharing the ups and downs of his detox on social media.</p> Thu, 26 May 2016 19:30:00 -0400 Dorri Olds https://www.thefix.com/nofx-frontman-fat-mike-chronicles-painkiller-detox-instagram Video Details Incarceration of Recovering Addict Due To Mandatory Minimum Sentencing Laws https://www.thefix.com/video-details-incarceration-recovering-addict-due-mandatory-minimum-sentencing-laws <img src="https://static2.thefix.com/cdn/farfuture/qNRr0wCNQN9FgeKQCQDhph_cFdE4X4ICtg3TrNtZKzQ/mtime:1464298206/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/Screen%20Shot%202016-05-26%20at%201.08.49%20PM.png" alt="" /><p>Mandatory minimum sentencing laws forced a judge to sentence a sober, recovering addict to a 10-year-sentence for a 4-year-old drug crime.</p> Thu, 26 May 2016 17:30:00 -0400 Victoria Kim https://www.thefix.com/video-details-incarceration-recovering-addict-due-mandatory-minimum-sentencing-laws Drug Czar Takes Stance Against Stigma-Filled Terms Like 'Abuser' And 'Addict' https://www.thefix.com/drug-czar-takes-stance-against-stigma-filled-terms-abuser-and-addict <img src="https://static2.thefix.com/cdn/farfuture/ty___FXjE4IruqnVCXjA39CMtLVOxiqtuH2R93doM3M/mtime:1464291005/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/Recovery%20Czar%20Michael%20Botticelli%20Introduces%20The%20Champions%20Of%20Change%20%28Photo%20Credit%20John%20Lavitt%29%20copy_1.jpg" alt="" /><p>Michael Botticelli is speaking out about how stigma and shame-filled terms create obstacles for people in need of recovery.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 26 May 2016 15:30:00 -0400 John Lavitt https://www.thefix.com/drug-czar-takes-stance-against-stigma-filled-terms-abuser-and-addict