Discover a new way to find and share stories you'll love… Learn about Reading Desk

All Blogs / Health / Addiction / Popular


Former Morbidly Obese Patients Still Seek Treatment After Weight Loss Surgery

5 hours agoHealth / Addiction : The Fix

Even years after receiving gastric bypass surgery, some are still seeking help for eating disorders.

Indiana Synthetic Drug Sting Nabs Two Ex-Sheriff’s Deputies

7 hours agoHealth / Addiction : The Fix

Jason and Teresa Woods were part of what has been described as the largest synthetic drug operation in the region.

Supreme Court Rejects Stricter Regulations on Abortion Drugs

9 hours agoHealth / Addiction : The Fix

The Supremes left in place a lower court ruling that blocks Arizona's restrictive laws on the abortion drug mifepristone.

Nebraska and Oklahoma Suing Colorado Over Legal Marijuana

11 hours agoHealth / Addiction : The Fix

Colorado's neighbors says the state doesn't have the right to buck federal law.

Florida Trio Arrested for Turning Teen Into Drug-Addicted Prostitute

14 hours agoHealth / Addiction : The Fix

A Florida couple and their John are now facing significant jail time after their abusive behavior turned a teenage girl into a “drug-addicted prostitute.”

Indiana Senator Pushing For Legal Medical Marijuana In State

16 hours agoHealth / Addiction : The Fix

Sen. Karen Tallian hopes her narrowly defined bill will satisfy her ulta-conservative colleagues.

What’s Gender Got To Do With It?

17 hours agoHealth / Addiction : The Fix

About one-third of alcoholics in the United States are women. But despite having differences in the causes and symptoms of alcoholism, men and women receive the same treatment. Why?

Morning Roundup: Dec. 19, 2014

18 hours agoHealth / Addiction : The Fix

SoCal dispensary forced to take down pot smoking Santa, Bob McDonnell's son arrested for DUI, and Vladamir Putin accuses reporter with brain injury of being drunk.

Battle Scars

yesterdayHealth / Addiction : The Fix

How fear of gaining weight kept me from getting clean.

Alcohol and Energy Drinks May Lead to More Drunk Driving

yesterdayHealth / Addiction : The Fix

People who combine booze and energy drinks admitted to getting behind the wheel of a car more often than those who drink only alcohol.

Parents of Overdose Victim Want Leniency for Man Who Supplied Heroin

yesterdayHealth / Addiction : The Fix

Ryan Kemp was sentenced to a maximum of 12 years in prison for his role in the overdose death of Elizabeth Kline Smeltzer.

E-Cigarette Use Among Teens on the Rise

yesterdayHealth / Addiction : The Fix

Despite manufacturer claims that they don't market their products to kids, e-cigs have proven to be a gateway to smoking.

Obama Grants Clemency for Drug Offenders Sentenced to Life in Prison

yesterdayHealth / Addiction : The Fix

The move comes as part of the president's new initiative to reduce sentences for non-violent offenders.

Experts Call to Change Concept of Harm Reduction in Alcohol Policy

“Harm reduction” is a commonly promoted idea when it comes to alcohol consumption, but it might not necessarily be the safest and most responsible approach. A new policy paper by a University of York academic calls for limits on the influence of the drinks industry in shaping alcohol policy because it has a fundamental conflict […]

Hypertension Drug Could Help Smokers Beat Nicotine Addiction

yesterdayHealth / Addiction : The Fix

Researchers have found a possibly big breakthrough in beating nicotine addiction.

Melissa Etheridge Launching Line of 'Cannabis-Infused' Wines

yesterdayHealth / Addiction : The Fix

The Grammy-winning singer-songwriter has been a staunch advocate of medical marijuana after her battle with breast cancer.

Morning Roundup: Dec. 18, 2014

yesterdayHealth / Addiction : The Fix

Father stashes heroin in daughter's diaper, police find meth lab on 'Breaking Bad'-like motorhome, and NeNe talks drunk dialing Anderson Cooper.

Professional Voices—'Twas the Night Before Christmas Detox

yesterdayHealth / Addiction : The Fix

A clinician spends the holidays wondering: How much do we really know about what our patients are doing?

Copyright © 2011 Regator, LLC