Addiction and Alcoholism

Universities Unprepared for Soaring Anxiety, Depression Rates Among Students | The Fix

College students are seeking treatment for anxiety and depression in record numbers, according to Time, though most schools aren’t prepared for it. In fact, the statistics are as eye-opening as they are disturbing.“Between 2009 and 2015, the number ...

Maryland Looks To Change Up Marijuana Policies | The Fix

Lawmakers in Maryland reevaluated some of the state’s marijuana policies this week, with the state Senate voting to increase the amount of pot that a person can carry without facing legal charges, but at the same time making it illegal to smoke ...

After NBA All Stars Speak Out On Mental Health Issues, League Finally Takes Action | The Fix

As more players speak up about personal struggles, the NBA has decided to improve its mental health treatment offerings.Recently Kevin Love, Channing Frye, and DeMar DeRozan opened up about living with depression, anxiety and panic attacks. While ...

Netflix Under Fire For On-Screen Smoking | The Fix

Streaming giant Netflix has been criticized for featuring more than twice as many scenes with tobacco use than its rival networks.According to MarketWatch, the U.S.-based anti-smoking organization Truth Initiative analyzed the most popular series ...

Michigan Officials Close 40 Medical Marijuana Dispensaries | The Fix

Forty medical marijuana businesses were closed on March 15, and hundreds more are expected to receive similar cease and desist letters from state officials and law enforcement over alleged violations of licensing rules.Businesses that did not file ...

Trump Unveils New Opioid Plan; Health Leaders React | The Fix

President Trump has boasted in the past that he knows what it would take to end the opioid epidemic that has claimed tens of thousands of lives across the country. In New Hampshire this week, he revealed that plan—focusing on abuse prevention, ...

Native American Communities Need Help with Opioid Crisis: Senator Fights for More Funding | The Fix

One U.S. senator is determined to get tribal communities in the United States their fair share of the billions of dollars in funding dedicated to fighting the national opioid crisis.Democratic Senator Heidi Heitkamp, of North Dakota, spearheaded a ...

Glenn Close Is On A Mission To End Mental Health Stigma | The Fix

Actress Glenn Close continues her mission to take the stigma out of mental health.The two-time Golden Globe winner and her sister, Jessie Close, shared their own mental health battles and how they are breaking down the stigma of mental illness in a ...

Could A New Pill Stop Addiction? | The Fix

A new pill appears promising, and could pave the way for curing drug and alcohol use disorders. The pill, invented by University of Sydney scientists, is called SOC-1. According to the Daily Mail, researchers have spent more than 10 years developing ...

Will Evolution Protect Humans From Alcoholism? | The Fix

A study conducted by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania and published in Nature Ecology & Evolution, found that humans could possibly be evolving in such a way that alcoholism may not be such a rampant issue in the future. According ...