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Morning Roundup: Apr. 17, 2015

21 hours agoHealth / Addiction : The Fix

Chris Christie says he'll crack down on legal weed, Georgia legalizes medical marijuana, and man arrested for riding a horse drunk.

Designer Drug “N-bomb” Is Growing in Popularity

With modern technology, it’s become easier than ever before for new drugs to spread across the US. This means parents must be vigilant when it comes to protecting their children. The relatively new synthetic drug 251-NBOMe, or “N bomb,” has been associated with the deaths of at least 17 people in the United States since […]

Opana: The New Opiate of Choice Among Addicts?

  In 1995, the Food and Drug Administration approved the opioid OxyContin for treating chronic pain. The drug netted a quick $45 million in sales its first year on the market. Ten years later, sales of OxyContin ballooned to $3.1 billion and the incredibly powerful drug accounted for a whopping 30 percent of the entire...

Excellus Wrongly Denied Coverage for Addiction, Eating Disorders, New York AG Says

9 hours agoHealth / Addiction : The Fix

Excellus neither confirmed nor denied Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman's findings.

Columbia Students Could Face Charges After Paying for Drug Deals on Venmo

11 hours agoHealth / Addiction : The Fix

A prominent dealer wrote an anonymous op-ed describing rampant drug use on campus.

Mental Health First Aid Receives Bipartisan Support in Congress

15 hours agoHealth / Addiction : The Fix

Democrats and Republicans displayed rare cooperation in putting forth new grants for mental health treatment.

Thinking Problems

15 hours agoHealth / Addiction : The Fix

AA and narcissism sometimes goes hand-in-hand. If AA is better suited for narcissists, then it is ill-suited for me.

Smoking Can Spark Alcohol Addiction, Study Suggests

18 hours agoHealth / Addiction : The Fix

Just like a drinker can reach for a smoke, cigarettes can trigger alcohol cravings.

Professor Argues Heroin-Assisted Therapy A Viable, Last-Resort Treatment Option

20 hours agoHealth / Addiction : The Fix

Professor Martin T. Schechter says that those who don't benefit from traditional therapies should be allowed to receive therapeutic heroin.

Can an App Help You Drink Moderately?

22 hours agoHealth / Addiction : The Fix

Maybe problem drinkers of the past had to resort to AA, but I am part of a generation with miraculous apps.

Smoking Weed While Drinking Makes Users Far More Likely To Drive Drunk

yesterdayHealth / Addiction : The Fix

Rates for driving while impaired nearly doubled when both weed and booze were consumed.

U.S. Swim Champ Michael Phelps A 'Changed' Man Since Rehab

yesterdayHealth / Addiction : The Fix

The 18-time gold medalist spoke for the first time about his 2014 DUI arrest.

Legal Marijuana Dispensaries Prosecuted As Courts Debate New Provision

yesterdayHealth / Addiction : The Fix

Marijuana dispensary owners are increasingly finding themselves caught between state and federal law.

Hard Hit by Heroin, Missouri Responds with Public Health Activism

yesterdayHealth / Addiction : The Fix

States like Missouri are finally having enough with the high rate of opioid-related deaths.

Seattle's Innovative Drug Enforcement Program Paying Big Dividends

yesterdayHealth / Addiction : The Fix

Despite controversy surrounding its inception, Seattle's LEAD program appears to be working.

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