The Fix | News https://www.thefix.com/news Addiction and recovery, straight up. en Virtual Reality Treatments—Helpful or Harmful? https://www.thefix.com/virtual-reality-treatments%E2%80%94helpful-or-harmful <img src="https://d2opwwnn6mpgl2.cloudfront.net/cdn/farfuture/lOMTSgrMdjmWYFiTAKVH06jsFpaKxjp_R9RNX9rHaJk/mtime:1455237200/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/shutterstock_311860928.jpg" alt="" /><p>Experts weigh in on the future of virtual reality technology.</p> Thu, 11 Feb 2016 19:30:00 -0500 Paul Gaita https://www.thefix.com/virtual-reality-treatments%E2%80%94helpful-or-harmful Forced Addiction Treatment Violates Human Rights https://www.thefix.com/forced-addiction-treatment-violates-human-rights <img src="https://static1.thefix.com/cdn/farfuture/JbAVHMipBvWgSDxG89Y7vteeRFkM9xK6sp5K-3WI-Zo/mtime:1455232036/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/shutterstock_151516118.jpg" alt="" /><p>Forced treatment is also less effective than voluntary treatments for drug dependence.</p> Thu, 11 Feb 2016 17:30:00 -0500 Zachary Siegel https://www.thefix.com/forced-addiction-treatment-violates-human-rights Virginia to Prosecute Drug Dealers for Deaths of Customers https://www.thefix.com/virginia-prosecute-drug-dealers-deaths-customers <img src="https://d2opwwnn6mpgl2.cloudfront.net/cdn/farfuture/wi6ZW2YKHYbrF2TsCTwzi9qMfEi6-_5tb2dKob-Nyvg/mtime:1455223128/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/shutterstock_128247038.jpg" alt="" /><p>Drug dealers in Virginia could soon be held legally accountable for the overdose deaths of their customers.</p> Thu, 11 Feb 2016 15:30:00 -0500 May Wilkerson https://www.thefix.com/virginia-prosecute-drug-dealers-deaths-customers ONDCP Expands List of High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas https://www.thefix.com/ondcp-expands-list-high-intensity-drug-trafficking-areas <img src="https://static1.thefix.com/cdn/farfuture/_njctR5owOR5yudkg-lPuztt0Upy9kRaOkAR6paJGtQ/mtime:1455223129/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/shutterstock_208675933.jpg" alt="" /><p>The ONDCP aim to help even more communities with their&nbsp;drug-prohibition enforcement program.</p> Thu, 11 Feb 2016 13:00:00 -0500 John Lavitt https://www.thefix.com/ondcp-expands-list-high-intensity-drug-trafficking-areas Alcohol Consumption Riskier For People With HIV https://www.thefix.com/alcohol-consumption-riskier-people-hiv <img src="https://d2opwwnn6mpgl2.cloudfront.net/cdn/farfuture/lcyXt6lez9UZd9fegozzX2MzFFWfbA6RvTmFm_3rEzo/mtime:1455204737/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/shutterstock_240718351.jpg" alt="" /><p>A recent study reveals that even moderate alcohol consumption may be more dangerous for people with HIV.</p> Thu, 11 Feb 2016 10:30:00 -0500 McCarton Ackerman https://www.thefix.com/alcohol-consumption-riskier-people-hiv Republicans Soften Stance On Drug Addiction Over Decades https://www.thefix.com/republicans-soften-stance-drug-addiction-over-decades <img src="https://static1.thefix.com/cdn/farfuture/K9oYJOeWbLI4oXF0Ip8TGtubZyNon-pwEYGxeBvvQcE/mtime:1455197918/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/shutterstock_353116895.jpg" alt="" /><p>When it comes to drug addiction and how to best address it, Republicans are now taking a drastically different approach than they did decades ago.</p> Thu, 11 Feb 2016 08:30:00 -0500 McCarton Ackerman https://www.thefix.com/republicans-soften-stance-drug-addiction-over-decades Morning Roundup: Feb. 11, 2016 https://www.thefix.com/morning-roundup-feb-11-2016 <img src="https://d2opwwnn6mpgl2.cloudfront.net/cdn/farfuture/gZRYLGgwA-MeoYW5HPDa7O5SxLia9llG6ZEKp14o9aA/mtime:1455197919/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/shutterstock_162261095.jpg" alt="" /><p>DMX <strong>doing fine after being revived</strong> by paramedics, 7 <strong>ex-sheriff's deputies convicted</strong> in major drug sting, and man blames <strong>10th drunk driving charge</strong> on beer-battered fish.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 11 Feb 2016 07:00:00 -0500 Victoria Kim https://www.thefix.com/morning-roundup-feb-11-2016 Native Americans Are Not More Likely To Suffer From Alcoholism https://www.thefix.com/native-american-are-not-more-likely-suffer-alcoholism <img src="https://static2.thefix.com/cdn/farfuture/SMJ5qoBvq8lfgdljdJcNVDQrzpitNWx_W7LdiDdrYlI/mtime:1455153494/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/shutterstock_112594832_0.jpg" alt="" /><p>The false negative stereotype around Native Americans and alcohol only serves to create more stigma.</p> Wed, 10 Feb 2016 20:18:03 -0500 May Wilkerson https://www.thefix.com/native-american-are-not-more-likely-suffer-alcoholism Chelsea Handler Does Lots of Drugs on Her New Netflix Show https://www.thefix.com/chelsea-handler-does-lots-drugs-her-new-netflix-show <img src="https://d2opwwnn6mpgl2.cloudfront.net/cdn/farfuture/SYYIparg9Ae_3U10pbwb9orP1rAc5TiQTMBPI5iAn7I/mtime:1455143435/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/shutterstock_240508159.jpg" alt="" /><p>In a drug-laced episode, Chelsea takes on pills, weed, booze, and of course: ayahuasca.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 10 Feb 2016 17:30:00 -0500 Zachary Siegel https://www.thefix.com/chelsea-handler-does-lots-drugs-her-new-netflix-show Senior Citizens Arrested For Drug Trafficking https://www.thefix.com/senior-citizens-arrested-drug-trafficking <img src="https://static1.thefix.com/cdn/farfuture/Dq8iMuX-rnWwRNV-tJA0bNyqdob0KIhc1MRfDk1evXM/mtime:1455136206/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/shutterstock_215543140.jpg" alt="" /><p>These aren’t your average grandparents...</p> Wed, 10 Feb 2016 15:30:00 -0500 McCarton Ackerman https://www.thefix.com/senior-citizens-arrested-drug-trafficking