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Biomarker Linked to Risk of Binge Drinking Behaviors

New research shows it may be possible to use a blood test to see who is at risk of developing a drinking problem. A biomarker found in the blood of alcohol users is significantly higher in binge drinkers than in those who consume alcohol moderately, according to a study by researchers at the University of Illinois at […]

Mr. Robot Tackles Schizophrenia and Opiate Addiction

3 hours agoHealth / Addiction : The Fix

The new TV show explores the stigma of mental illness, substance use, and loneliness while calling attention to life-saving medications like Suboxone.

Narcissism and Recovery

3 hours agoHealth / Addiction : The Fix

Learning to love yourself a little too much.

Morning Roundup: July 31, 2015

3 hours agoHealth / Addiction : The Fix

James Woods sues over cocaine addict comment on Twitter, Michael Jordan drunk dances in San Diego, and Chelsea Handler will do drugs on Netflix show.

Chinese Drug Treatment Patients Compete in 155-mile Ultramarathon

15 hours agoHealth / Addiction : The Fix

Two recovering addicts battled through heatwaves and sandstorms in the Golbi Desert.

Danny Trejo’s Path from Prison to Drug Abuse Education and Acting Fame

15 hours agoHealth / Addiction : The Fix

The popular tough guy actor is featured in a documentary exclusively being previewed on The Fix.

Biomarker In Young Adult Binge Drinkers Measured for First Time

15 hours agoHealth / Addiction : The Fix

The groundbreaking study examined the relationship between biomarkers and alcohol consumption.

Impact of Genetic Risk in Opioid Abuse Examined at ICOO

15 hours agoHealth / Addiction : The Fix

Researchers are hopeful that identifying genetic reactions to treatment will lead to better outcomes.

My Journey to Sobriety on Methadone

15 hours agoHealth / Addiction : The Fix

Although I would not recommend methadone, it played a major role in my journey to sobriety.

New Study Suggests Marijuana Could Reduce Withdrawals In Opioid Users

15 hours agoHealth / Addiction : The Fix

But anti-pot advocates are mad that researchers are touting weed as a safe alternative to pills.

A Case Example of Intervention in Alcohol Use Disorder

yesterdayHealth / Addiction : The Fix

How an experienced interventionist can jump start a successful treatment episode.

Morning Roundup: July 30, 2015

yesterdayHealth / Addiction : The Fix

Macklemore admits to relapsing, MTV casting flakka addicts for reality show, and drunk badger found on beach.

Oregon to Begin Selling Recreational Marijuana in October

yesterdayHealth / Addiction : The Fix

Gov. Kate Brown signed a law that moved up the availability of marijuana for sale much sooner than expected.

If Chris Christie is Elected President, Say Goodbye to Marijuana Reform

yesterdayHealth / Addiction : The Fix

The Republican hopeful curiously espouses by far the harshest stance against the marijuana movement.

Marijuana Use on the Rise Among Young People in the UK, While Penalties Decrease

yesterdayHealth / Addiction : The Fix

Anti-drug campaigns fear that the rise in marijuana use stems from law enforcement “turning a blind eye” to offenses.

Stress Hormone Could Make the Brain 'Forget' Addiction

yesterdayHealth / Addiction : The Fix

A new study out of Switzerland finds cortisol reduces cravings because it acts on memory.

Justice Department Proposes Expanding Access to Drug Treatment in Prisons

yesterdayHealth / Addiction : The Fix

The DOJ wants to revise a drug treatment program run by the Bureau of Prisons.

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