Addiction and Alcoholism

Fentanyl Is A “Weapon Of Mass Destruction,” Senator Says | The Fix

A group of Republican senators led by Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) have put forth legislation that would impose more severe penalties on fentanyl traffickers.Speaking at a press conference at Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. on March 22, Cotton ...

Zazie Beetz of “Atlanta” Reveals Anxiety Struggles In New Essay | The Fix

At 26, Zazie Beetz is the rising star of the FX series Atlanta. Playing the role of Vanessa, Beetz has earned great acclaim as one of the highlights of the show, and she also has a featured role in the anticipated sequel to Deadpool, which hits ...

Alcohol Issues Overshadowed By Opioid Crisis In New Hampshire | The Fix

In some states, it seems, the opioid crisis is overshadowing another long-time substance use problem: alcohol. According to WMUR, a New Hampshire news station, alcohol is still the “most serious addiction problem in the state.”  WMUR ...

Fentanyl “Amnesia” Continues To Perplex Health Officials | The Fix

Since 2012, reports from the New England area have noted a small but steady increase in the number of patients reporting a form of amnesia as well as damage to an area of the brain that oversees memory.More than 14 such cases were documented by the ...

Snow Patrol Singer Discusses Alcoholism, Depression | The Fix

The alt rock band Snow Patrol is gearing up for a new tour and the release of their seventh studio album, Wildness, on May 25th. Lead singer and guitarist Gary Lightbody is another musician who has long struggled with alcohol use disorder.The Snow ...

Why Do Americans Use More Painkillers Than Other Countries? | The Fix

While Americans take more prescription opioids than any other country’s population, research suggests it’s not because Americans are facing higher levels of pain.  This information comes from Keith Humphreys via the Washington Post. Humphreys is a ...

How Sessions’ Death Penalty Memo Affects Legal Pot Businesses | The Fix

Days after the U.S. Attorney General issued a memo urging federal prosecutors to seek the death penalty for drug dealers, legal pot peddlers are questioning whether the controversial shift could impact them. In theory, any large-scale cannabis ...

Dennis Quaid On Kicking Cocaine And Finding Happiness | The Fix

The movie star has found happiness in sober living.The Right Stuff star Dennis Quaid says that despite his struggles with substance abuse during his time in Hollywood, he has found peace and happiness in family life and sobriety. “A lot ...

There’s A Good Chance You Have Cocaine On Your Fingertips | The Fix

New research reveals that more than 10% of drug-free individuals had traces of cocaine on their fingers.Even if you’ve never had a whiff of cocaine, there’s a pretty solid chance it’s right at your fingertips—literally. New research published in the ...

Spice Mixed With Bug Spray Blamed For Rash Of Overdoses | The Fix

Street drugs in Indiana may now be laced with a buzz-killing chemical: bug spray. “KD,” the nickname for a variety of drug popping up in Indianapolis, typically contains pot, "spice" or tobacco that’s laced with bug spray and leads to what the Indy ...