Addiction and Alcoholism

NYC High School Tests New Harm Reduction Drug Education Course | The Fix

A New York City high school is the testing ground for a new kind of drug education—which, instead of urging kids to “just say no,” tries a safety first approach.The Safety First curriculum, developed by the Drug Policy Alliance, a non-profit that ...

Staggering Number of New Yorkers Affected By Opioid Crisis, Poll Reveals | The Fix

New research has found that 1 in 2 New York state residents can say that they have been impacted by the national opioid crisis in a personal way—either they, a member of their immediate family, a friend, or associate has struggled with a dependency ...

As Opioid Crisis Hits Close To Home For Lawmakers, Policies Change | The Fix

Addiction has long been an illness where the individual sufferers were blamed for their condition, and admonished to pull themselves up by their bootstraps and get better by becoming morally stronger.However, with the opioid epidemic affecting ...

As Drug Cartel Violence Rises, Cancún Tourists Advised To Be More Cautious | The Fix

Drug traffickers may be closing in on the city of Cancún, Mexico, as evidenced by a recent spate of homicides.Violence was not a major issue in the idyllic beach tourism hotspot in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo. But a suspected turf war has ...

What The US Can Learn From France’s Handling Of The Opioid Crisis | The Fix

Despite the recent focus on the country, the United States isn’t the only nation to have faced an opioid epidemic. According to The Atlantic, France also contended with a serious heroin epidemic in the 1980s, with overdose fatalities rising 10% each ...

Multiple High Schoolers Hospitalized for Suspected Overdose | The Fix

Students at a Washington, DC high school were hospitalized Friday afternoon, due to a suspected drug overdose.According to the D.C. Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department (FEMS), six students at Woodrow Wilson High School in northwest D.C. ...

Convicted Texas Dealer Reportedly Used Kids To Package Meth | The Fix

A 46-year-old Texas man who authorities say used children to help package the methamphetamine he was selling has been sentenced to 45 years in prison after he was convicted of manufacturing or delivery of a controlled substance. Charles David Clark, ...

Trump Changes Course On Legal Marijuana | The Fix

Just months after Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced a new effort to crack down on legal cannabis in the United States, the Trump administration has changed course, deciding to defend states’ rights to form their own cannabis policies ...

Mice Blamed For 1,000 Pounds Of Missing Marijuana | The Fix

When over 1,000 pounds of marijuana went missing from a police warehouse in Argentina, some police officers said there was only one possible suspect: mice.According to The Guardian, eight officers argued that mice had eaten the half-ton of weed, ...

How Cartels Capitalized Off The Prescription Opioid Crackdown | The Fix

When authorities cracked down on prescription opioids, the hope was that opioid-related fatalities would decrease. But when their prescription opioid supply was cut off, many of those struggling with prescription opioid use turned instead to the ...