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Global Rallies to Take Place on International Overdose Awareness Day

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A day for communities to come together and mourn for loved one’s lost, while calling for action.

Maine Recovery Organizations Scrambling After State Pulls $570,000 Contract

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Legislators have written Gov. Paul LePage a letter asking him to reverse the state's decision. Good luck with that.

Increase in Opioid Abuse Linked to Surge in Heroin Use

An alarming 45 percent of Americans addicted to heroin are also addicted to prescription opioids. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), heroin use has increased a staggering 63 percent over the last 10 years. That increase is closely tied to the growing abuse of prescription opioids such as oxycodone (Percocet), hydrocodone (Vicodin) […]

Researchers Uncovering Promising Treatment for Alcoholism

Alcoholism inflicts a heavy physical, emotional and financial toll on individuals and society. However, new discoveries and promising animal studies are offering a glimmer of hope that a new class of drugs could treat the disease without many of the unwanted side effects caused by current therapies. Researchers presented the results of their work at the 250th […]

E-Cig Use Increases Odds of Teen Smoking

Despite the public perception of e-cigs as a safe alternative to smoking, they are not risk free. A recent study from The Journal of the American Medical Association reveals that adolescent e-cigarette users are more likely than their non-vaping peers to initiate use of combustible tobacco products such as cigarettes, cigars and hookahs. The reason may […]

Researchers Say 'Beer Goggles' Are A Myth

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A new study contradicts findings made by the same research team.

White Teen Killed by Police Over Weed Largely Overlooked

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An autopsy of Zachary Hammond undermined the official police account of what happened on July 26.

Morning Roundup: Aug. 28, 2015

2 days agoHealth / Addiction : The Fix

Justin Bieber look-alike found dead with drugs, Derrick Rose accused of drugged raped, and couple offers weed bar at wedding.

5 Challenges Faced When You're A High-Bottom Alcoholic

2 days agoHealth / Addiction : The Fix

You've stopped in time, but that doesn't make it any easier.

"Zipper" and Addiction Fiction at Sundance

2 days agoHealth / Addiction : The Fix

The Fix Q&A with Mora Stephens, director of sex addiction drama Zipper.

Meaningless Things We Say in the Aftermath of a Gun Slaying

What we must watch and listen to after every gun massacre. But does it do any good? And is it good for us?

New Memoir Brings Awareness to Blackout Trend

2 days agoHealth / Addiction : The Fix

Sarah Hepola's new book details blacking out while having sex and doing stand-up comedy.

Maine Drug Clinic Blames Closing on Governor’s Anti-Treatment Stance

2 days agoHealth / Addiction : The Fix

Gov. Paul LePage continues his fight against compassion and common sense.

Poll Shows Rabid Anti-Marijuana Policies Won't Work With Voters

2 days agoHealth / Addiction : The Fix

In a rare display of bipartisanship, Republicans and Democrats agree that states should handle marijuana policy.

New Report Claims 'El Chapo' Ran Sinaloa Cartel From Jail Cell

2 days agoHealth / Addiction : The Fix

Joaquin Guzman conducted cartel business from his cell with the help of judges and officials.

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