The Fix | News https://www.thefix.com/news Addiction and recovery, straight up. en New Treatment to Reduce Alcohol Consumption Targets Brain Receptor, Not Dopamine https://www.thefix.com/new-treatment-reduce-alcohol-consumption-targets-brain-receptor-not-dopamine <img src="https://static2.thefix.com/cdn/farfuture/ErFsp_v56zqou19b1ATFgAw-Io9MQSwf0Ch3bVLdYpY/mtime:1441024221/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/alcohol%20abuse%20bottle%20man.jpg" alt="" /><p>Treatments targeting brain receptors could be less expensive than current medications.</p> Mon, 31 Aug 2015 08:30:00 -0400 Paul Gaita https://www.thefix.com/new-treatment-reduce-alcohol-consumption-targets-brain-receptor-not-dopamine Global Rallies to Take Place on International Overdose Awareness Day https://www.thefix.com/global-rallies-take-place-international-overdose-awareness-day <img src="https://static1.thefix.com/cdn/farfuture/a4ex-nJmV-MXasssFdGxoGS9Ue4indiZ2T7qTaO7sCU/mtime:1440804620/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/IOAD_2015.png" alt="" /><p>A day for communities to come together and mourn for loved one’s lost, while calling for action.</p> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 19:30:00 -0400 Zachary Siegel https://www.thefix.com/global-rallies-take-place-international-overdose-awareness-day Maine Recovery Organizations Scrambling After State Pulls $570,000 Contract https://www.thefix.com/maine-recovery-organizations-scrambling-after-state-pulls-570000-contract <img src="https://static1.thefix.com/cdn/farfuture/IwlZmqHeZl3Km5SLOAUdJPIA16s6Cra_ZRnxYLbS0Bg/mtime:1440797404/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/paul%20lepage%20bastard.jpg" alt="" /><p>Legislators have written Gov. Paul LePage a letter asking him to reverse the state's decision. Good luck with that.</p> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 17:30:00 -0400 McCarton Ackerman https://www.thefix.com/maine-recovery-organizations-scrambling-after-state-pulls-570000-contract Treatment Authorization Request For Buprenorphine and Suboxone No Longer Required By Medi-Cal https://www.thefix.com/treatment-authorization-request-buprenorphine-and-suboxone-no-longer-required-medi-cal <img src="https://static1.thefix.com/cdn/farfuture/a_ch-vWlhTAzblxMfN4Hh3QlWDa8ZYjt0t8B9uQqYsw/mtime:1440790204/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/doctorpatientpronews.png" alt="" /><p>Medi-Cal patients in need of Suboxone will still need a DEA waiver.</p> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 15:30:00 -0400 John Lavitt https://www.thefix.com/treatment-authorization-request-buprenorphine-and-suboxone-no-longer-required-medi-cal Drug Dealers Are Mixing Fentanyl with Heroin In Potentially Deadly Combo https://www.thefix.com/drug-dealers-are-mixing-fentanyl-heroin-potentially-deadly-combo <img src="https://d2opwwnn6mpgl2.cloudfront.net/cdn/farfuture/Gwa_kxXztUUTAels6LO50Amlfl_4vxA4gB2k4PnBRlg/mtime:1440781225/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/fentanyl%20laced%20heroin%20packets.jpg" alt="" /><p>Drug labs are now illegally making fentanyl from scratch.</p> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 13:00:00 -0400 May Wilkerson https://www.thefix.com/drug-dealers-are-mixing-fentanyl-heroin-potentially-deadly-combo Researchers Say 'Beer Goggles' Are A Myth https://www.thefix.com/researchers-say-beer-goggles-are-myth <img src="https://static1.thefix.com/cdn/farfuture/FyNB1QV4z4U_jECeX_-Wjuh8Nd4iYwjvxzzyIwxHH3w/mtime:1440772215/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/beer%20goggles_0.jpg" alt="" /><p>A new study contradicts findings made by the same research team.</p> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 10:30:00 -0400 McCarton Ackerman https://www.thefix.com/researchers-say-beer-goggles-are-myth White Teen Killed by Police Over Weed Largely Overlooked https://www.thefix.com/white-teen-killed-police-over-weed-largely-overlooked <img src="https://static1.thefix.com/cdn/farfuture/xl651f5a4gsznGO2U4XdSXdEd9sL-0G_DMG15OjG8ZQ/mtime:1440765044/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/zachary%20hammond.jpg" alt="" /><p>An autopsy of Zachary Hammond undermined the official police account of what happened on July 26.</p> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 08:30:00 -0400 Victoria Kim https://www.thefix.com/white-teen-killed-police-over-weed-largely-overlooked Morning Roundup: Aug. 28, 2015 https://www.thefix.com/morning-roundup-aug-28-2015 <img src="https://static1.thefix.com/cdn/farfuture/hhqoRfO4PcExZb3ZEXdj5P3J1blkt-A9HFlOVmchzBo/mtime:1440759603/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/derrick%20rose%202014.jpg" alt="" /><p>Justin Bieber <strong>look-alike</strong> found dead with drugs, <strong>Derrick Rose</strong> accused of drugged raped, and couple offers <strong>weed bar</strong> at wedding.</p> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 07:00:00 -0400 Shawn Dwyer https://www.thefix.com/morning-roundup-aug-28-2015 New Memoir Brings Awareness to Blackout Trend https://www.thefix.com/new-memoir-brings-awareness-blackout-trend <img src="https://d2opwwnn6mpgl2.cloudfront.net/cdn/farfuture/9dG_QUBFwz4pCP4pxXeRcwp4wXowNe5S6nvGQIkw1ZA/mtime:1440718212/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/sarah%20hepola.jpg" alt="" /><p>Sarah Hepola's new book details blacking out while having sex and doing stand-up comedy.</p> Thu, 27 Aug 2015 19:30:00 -0400 McCarton Ackerman https://www.thefix.com/new-memoir-brings-awareness-blackout-trend Maine Drug Clinic Blames Closing on Governor’s Anti-Treatment Stance https://www.thefix.com/maine-drug-clinic-blames-closing-governor%E2%80%99s-anti-treatment-stance <img src="https://static2.thefix.com/cdn/farfuture/ddmY052gZQUlB6DyHZ9Ja4YFEYEjPpZCxiRNvkKZ1xw/mtime:1440711022/sites/default/files/styles/feature/public/closed%20sign.jpg" alt="" /><p>Gov. Paul LePage continues his fight against compassion and common sense.</p> Thu, 27 Aug 2015 17:30:00 -0400 Paul Gaita https://www.thefix.com/maine-drug-clinic-blames-closing-governor%E2%80%99s-anti-treatment-stance