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Could Being Forced To Appear Happy At Work Lead To Heavy Drinking? | The Fix

A new study examined the drinking habits of individuals who regularly interact with the public. If you feel forced to put on a happy face at work, you may be more likely to drink heavily after a shift, new research has concluded. Researchers at ...

Mental Health Apps Could Be Sharing Your Private Data | The Fix

Despite the hope of confidentiality, individuals who use mental health apps may have their private information being shared with advertisers. According to a new study published in JAMA Network Open, some mental health apps are sharing private data ...

Netflix Doc “Grass Is Greener” Explores How Marijuana Shaped America | The Fix

Marijuana—cannabis, weed, pot, bud, reefer—has played a significant role in shaping American society since the early 1900s.Most of that has to do with how the plant has been demonized from generation to generation, as the government broadcasted ...

Original Manuscript of AA’s Big Book Goes On Display In Indianapolis | The Fix

The original manuscript of the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous, complete with the founders’ edits scrawled on the pages, went on display for public viewing for the first time on Thursday (April 18) in Indianapolis.The Big Book, the vessel for the ...

Slash Reflects On Hitting Rock Bottom, Getting Sober | The Fix

Like many hard-partying rock stars, Slash is lucky to still be alive today. His use of alcohol and heroin is well documented, and now at the age of 53, he’s reflecting on why he finally cleaned up his act in 2005.Slash first left Guns N' Roses (GNR) ...

Seniors With Depression, Dementia Still Have Access To Guns | The Fix

Seniors with symptoms of depression and dementia have access to firearms at similar rates to the overall population, suggesting that safety measures to keep guns out of the hands of people who may be a danger to themselves or others are falling ...

Some Pregnant Women Turn To Substance Use When Depression Is Untreated | The Fix

A large percentage of pregnant women who are experiencing symptoms of depression do not get help, and sometimes turn to substance use to self-medicate, risking harms to themselves and their fetus. A study published in Psychiatric Services found that ...

Cocaine “Superhighway” Created By Destabilization In Venezuela | The Fix

A CNN report has found that the political destabilization of Venezuela has created a “cocaine superhighway” as authorities look the other way, resulting in tens of billions of dollars' worth of the drug entering the U.S. in 2018 alone.U.S. officials ...

Grandparents Raising Kids Affected By Opioid Crisis Get Support From New Bill | The Fix

One of the most devastating effects of the opioid crisis has been the enormous amount of children with addicted parents who are abused, neglected, or left without parents due to the parent’s death or inability to caretake.A new bipartisan bill in ...

Mitch McConnell Pushes To Raise Minimum Smoking Age To 21 | The Fix

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is proposing a bill that would raise the smoking age from 18 to 21. His proposal, to be introduced in May, will affect all tobacco products, including the now immensely popular vapes.McConnell’s home state ...