Tuesday, November 4, 2014

The Fix: Addiction and Recovery, Straight Up
Best of the Week:
October 25–31
COMING UP IN THE FIX// Percy Menzies, Vivitrol Activist * Housing for the Sober Transgender Community * Interview with Jack Kornfield * Drug Smuggling in Prison* Hypocrisy of Smoking * Juliet Abrams Interviews Stephanie Covington about Sexism and AA * PLUS: Other incisive articles
HELPING MOMS// Pregnancy and Addiction Treatment
The number of pregnant women who receive treatment for substance abuse is shockingly low, but options do exist.
By Jeanene Swanson
LEGAL TROUBLE// K2: A Dangerous Peak to Climb
The stuff is available not just in head shops where drug paraphernalia is sold, but even in gas stations. So what could be the harm?
By Daniel Genis
MENTAL HEALTH// Two Bipolar Chicks
Wendy K. Williamson and Honora Rose talk mental illness, drug addiction and their new book.
By McCarton Ackerman
RECOVERY 2.0// The Next Phase in Recovery—The Tommy Rosen Solution
Tommy Rosen—architect of Recovery 2.0—on his own recovery, drug laws, recovery modes and how yoga can save your life in The Fix Q&A.
By The Fix staff
ON TV// Recovery with a Laugh-Track
Chuck Lorre and Gemma Baker on the story behind their recovery themed sitcom Mom.
By Malina Saval
UK Study Finds Punitive Drug Laws Don't Reduce Drug Use
Kentucky Teens Impacted By Drug Abuse Eligible For College Scholarship
Lena Dunham Humorously Bares Her Dark Past in New Memoir
British Teen Petitions Government to Tackle 'Thinspiration' Blogs
Philip Seymour Hoffman's Death Contributing to Greater Naloxone Access
Dutch Study Claims Creativity Not Improved By Smoking Weed
Mom On TV
This week, Malina Saval examined CBS' sober sitcomMom. Many readers who had a bone to pick with AA were skeptical about how the program would be portrayed:
I would be interested to see how AA is painted in this. I suspect it will be viewed through rose tinted glasses. How about an episode where she gets hit on by an older member who offers to teach her how to have sober sex? Or one where she expresses doubt about the religious nature of the program and is advised in the resultant cross sharing that her best thinking got her there and she should stop asking questions?
I think I could write a whole season actually. Are they looking for writers)


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