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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  

The State of the Rehab Union

By Hunter R. Slaton

Results of a new survey conducted by The Fix reveal why people check into rehab today, why they choose where they go, how long they stay—and the recent and troubling rise of poly-substance abuse. MORE  

Popular Painkillers That Can Cause Killer Pain

By Jeff Forester

For many addicts who are prescribed opiates for pain, addiction isn't the biggest risk. Much more dangerous is the rarely-discussed danger of opiate-induced hyperalgia....a state of excruciating pain caused by the painkillers themselves. MORE  

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