Addiction and Alcoholism

Catching Fentanyl Shipments Is “Death By A Thousand Cuts” | The Fix

Despite knowing that fentanyl is being shipped into the United States using the U.S. Postal Service, UPS and FedEx, law enforcement officials are largely unable to stop trafficking of the deadly synthetic opioid. “The sheer logistical nature of ...

Opioid Antidote Naloxone Recalled By Manufacturer | The Fix

The life-saving opioid overdose antidote naloxone has been recalled by its manufacturer, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced.Drug company Hospira and its parent company Pfizer issued the recall on Monday, CNN reported, after discovering ...

Mobile Treatment Vans Show Promise in Fighting Opioid Epidemic | The Fix

A New York-based health and behavioral service is reporting encouraging results in its innovative mobile outreach program.Buffalo's BestSelf Behavioral Health has equipped two vans, each with a medical team and technology to connect individuals with ...

New Apple Technology Aims To Address Tech Addiction | The Fix

Smartphones have been blamed for the fact that many people are increasingly reliant on technology, spending hours each day swiping and scrolling. However, the newest software unveiled this week by Apple aims to address concerns over technology ...

Oklahoma Senator: Vote No On Medical Marijuana, It’s “Harmful” to Families | The Fix

High Times has reported that U.S. Senator James Lankford (R-Oklahoma) is asking his constituents to vote against a measure that would legalize the medicinal use of marijuana.Lankford and the conservative religious group Oklahoma Faith Leaders issued ...

Can The Mere Expectation Of Alcohol Boost Dopamine? | The Fix

Those with a history of alcohol-related issues in their families may produce more dopamine at the idea of a drink, a new study has found. The study indicates that people who have a history of alcohol use disorders in their family actually release ...

Trump Wants New Anti-Opioid PSA Campaign To “Engage And Enrage” | The Fix

The Trump administration’s anti-opioid ad campaign is coming soon, according to Axios.The PSA campaign, the product of a partnership between the White House and the Ad Council, will “shock the conscience,” a source disclosed to Axios. They added, “ ...

Medical Schools Focus On Addiction Medicine Training In Light Of Opioid Crisis | The Fix

The opioid crisis is changing the way some medical schools are approaching training, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. At the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) School of Medicine, this is being done by implementing a yearlong ...

Can Sewage Provide Clues On How To Combat Opioid Crisis? | The Fix

As cities continue searching for ways to combat the opioid crisis, some are turning to sewage for answers. In fact, about six cities have asked Arizona State University to study their sewage for “chemical signatures that may help save lives,” ...

Kanye West On Mental Health Issues: ‘It’s Not a Disability, It’s A Super Power’ | The Fix

Kanye West has just released his new album, Ye, which tackles a wide variety of subjects, including his marriage to Kim Kardashian, as well as his mental health with the song "Yikes."In "Yikes," West says he is bipolar, which he calls a ...