Tuesday, April 7, 2015

The Fix: Addiction and Recovery, Straight Up
Best of the Week:
March 28–April 3
COMING UP IN THE FIX// 10 Drug Myths, Busted * Drugs and Comics—My adventures at Comic-Con * Oxytocin as Addiction Treatment * Interview with Comedian Craig Gass * Leaving My Husband * Don't Tell Me When the Next Meeting Is * 10 Reasons Sober People Are Attractive * PLUS: Other incisive articles
REAL TV// Baltimore: The Heroin Capital of the U.S.
The gritty city that was the real star of The Wire is now being plagued anew.
By Julia Beatty
CRIMINAL REHAB// Doors Stay Open on Family Rehab Empire Indicted for Fraud
Narco Freedom was indicted by the New York State Attorney's Office last year for milking approximately $40 million from Medicaid. But they're still open.
By Neville Elder
EXCLUSIVE// Starship to Sobriety
An exclusive interview with Grace Slick and her daughter China Isler, on the old days of active addiction, recovery, and the fact that they both have 17 years sober.
By Matthew Greenwald
TRANSFORMATION// Beyond Drug Busts and Binges
Once a "hopeless case," now a recovery coach helping struggling clients.
By Graeme Alford
CHILL PILLS// Are Painless Painkillers Possible?
There are about a dozen drugs being developed to replace addictive painkillers.
By Jeanene Swanson
Christie: Marijuana Taxes Are 'Blood Money'
Country Singer Willie Nelson To Launch Marijuana Brand
Petco Pulls Dubious Dog 'Calming' Medicine With 13% Alcohol
Obama Commutes Sentences Of 22 Nonviolent Drug Offenders
NYPD Officer Admits to Attempted $200,000 Drug Deal
First Church Of Cannabis Flicks Off Indiana's Religious Freedom Law
Bad Business
This week, Neville Elder asked why Narco Freedom, a company indicted for milking $40 million from Medicaid, isstill open. Readers shared in Elder's outrage:
Yep, and whose pockets are being lined on the backs of the down and out people who could really use assistance? Homeless and newly released convicts who exist in extreme poverty, and are some of the most stigmatized people of this country? They haven't a fighting chance. Wow. Come on, there's not an ounce of empathy, let alone a conscience in this organization.


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