Addiction and Alcoholism

Marijuana Licensing Issue May Lead To “Extinction Event” In California | The Fix

Confusion and delays in the licensing process for legal cannabis growers in California could be an “extinction event” for the marijuana industry if the legislature does not act to correct it, experts say.When recreational marijuana was approved in ...

What Is Drunkorexia? | The Fix

Eating disorders and substance use disorders are overlapping more often, according to registered dietitian and author Cara Rosenbloom. What Rosenbloom is referring to is “drunkorexia”—when an individual, often female, does not eat all day or eats ...

Could Vaping Lead To Heart Attacks, Depression? | The Fix

The jury is still out on whether e-cigs are safer than cigarettes—but mounting evidence shows that vaping comes with its own health concerns. People who use e-cigarettes may be uninformed about the potential risks of vaping—though it is often ...

Can Binge Drinking Alter DNA? | The Fix

Researchers have determined that binge drinking may alter a person's genetic makeup and result in an even greater desire to consume alcohol.A recent study suggested that two genes that help to control drinking behavior become altered, and as a ...

Mobile Recovery Clinic Provides Vivitrol To Those With Opioid Addiction | The Fix

For many who are living with addiction, it can be difficult to get access to help, and in some rural areas, it can require extensive traveling. Now, a mobile recovery clinic travels to these people who need help.As CNN reports, the company behind ...

Doctor Sentenced To Life In Prison For Patient’s Opioid Death | The Fix

A Kansas doctor will spend the rest of his life behind bars after he was found guilty of writing prescriptions that led to the death of a man in 2015. “I want this case to send a message to physicians and the health care community,” U.S. Attorney ...

Hospitality Industry Makes Efforts To Address Mental Health Issues, Addiction | The Fix

The culinary world was shaken last year when celebrity chef and television host Anthony Bourdain died by suicide. Bourdain, well-loved by fans and peers, had been open about his battles with depression and history of substance use disorder.  But for ...

DEA Needs Device To Distinguish Between Marijuana, Hemp | The Fix

Though it looks like marijuana, hemp is grown for industrial purposes and is not psychoactive. The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) recently sent out a public notice asking for leads on a device that can differentiate between marijuana and ...

Are Social Pressures Making Women Drink More? | The Fix

Drinking used to be thought of as a boys’ club activity, and men have traditionally used alcohol at higher rates than women. However, in recent decades, women’s drinking habits have increased dramatically, and social factors may be the ...

New Mexico May Soon Legalize Recreational Marijuana | The Fix

New Mexico could soon become the 11th state in the U.S. to legalize recreational marijuana. The state’s House of Representatives passed the measure on Thursday despite being voted against by every Republican representative as well as a few moderate ...