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Is Pot a Safer Alternative to Painkillers?

By Chrisanne Grise

The Canadian behind new research on the painkilling properties of pot tells The Fix that marijuana is an "exit drug." MORE  

From NFL to Painkiller Hell—and Back

By Will Godfrey

Former Jets QB Ray Lucas suffered severe injuries during his NFL career. But his biggest battle—with the pills he'd started using as a pro—came after he retired. MORE  

Rogue Medic Sparks Hep. C Alert

By Chrisanne Grise

Health officials scramble to test thousands of patients as a medical technician is charged with contaminating syringes in New Hampshire.  MORE  

Morning Roundup: July 26, 2012

By Gabrielle Wuhl

Kerry Kennedy was on Ambien during car crash, Bloomberg plots to tackle NYC's alcohol consumption, and Frances Bean Cobain councils Demi Moore's daughters. MORE  

One Third of Painkiller Deaths Involve Methadone

By Valerie Tejeda

Methadone is best known as a treatment for heroin addicts. It's also prescribed for pain far too often. MORE  

Morning Roundup: July 5, 2012

By Chrisanne Grise

Summer is peak time for teens to try drugs and booze, racism can prompt addiction problems, and Dr. Drew responds to allegations of GlaxoSmithKline payments. MORE  

Morning Roundup: June 21, 2012

By Gabrielle Wuhl

Iran's alcohol intake concerns health officials, genetics may play a role in the body's response to painkillers, and Edie Falco explains addiction to her son. MORE  

Cali Couple's Devious Drug Trick Backfires

By Valerie Tejeda

Two attorneys are caught red-handed planting drugs on a volunteer at their son's elementary school. MORE  

Derek Boogaard Was Prescribed Thousands of Pills

By Adam K. Raymond

The late NHL enforcer left behind a paper trail detailing the thousands of pills he was prescribed, his father reveals. MORE  

Morning Roundup: May 30, 2012

By Bryan Le

Colombian rebels release video of captured French reporter, California only uses 6% of tobacco tax on anti-smoking programs, and drunk woman blows hole in house with Merc. MORE  

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Fruity flavors might seem like they're just for kids, but adult e-cig users love them too—and say it helps them quit regular tobacco.

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A Man—With an Eating Disorder

When I tell people I have an eating disorder, I get surprise, sympathy, empathy and laughing-shock: "Men can have eating disorders?”

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The “beach-house-relaxed” Cliffside Malibu claims to provide an oasis for recovering addicts and alcoholics. And that’s just what you'll get—if you’ve got the cash.

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For a “rehab near the beach” experience that isn’t quite as costly as similar SoCal competitors, head to this Newport Beach treatment facility.

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Whether you’re interested in the 12 Steps, SMART Recovery, or holistic treatments, this luxurious, appealing and commendable 4.5 star (our system doesn't yet show the 1/2 star) San Diego rehab has a program for you. 

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This exclusive Northern California rehab is all about client choice—as well as golf outings, Buddhist field trips and keeping up with the office.

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What you need to know when choosing an addiction treatment center.

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