The surprising ways cannabis can be part of drug addiction treatment

Prescription opioids, like hydromorphone, have a high potential for addiction and overdose

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In 2017, clinical social worker Joe Schrank founded an addiction rehab centre with a novel selling point: it encouraged the use of marijuana as a way to quit other drugs and allowed smoking weed and taking edibles during residential treatment. He called it High Sobriety.

Located in California (natch!), it lasted only a few years before disputes between him and other investors – and the fact that insurance companies weren’t eager to cover such care – forced it to …

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