Risk Factors for Prescription Drug Abuse

Prescription drug abuse has reached epidemic levels not only in the United States but in the United Kingdom as well. Recent UK research has focused to identify specific triggers for prescription pain reliever addiction. The University of Derby conducted a three month study using an anonymous online survey which identified 112 patients taking prescription pain…

Exercise as a Tool for Recovery

Getting up off the couch or moving away from the desk may not seem like it will make much of a difference in recovery, but exercise in almost any form is a better prescription for making progress toward recovery than just sitting idle. In fact, research strongly suggests that exercise can be a powerful tool…

Street Names for Common Drugs

If you’re having a hard time keeping up with the many street names for common illegal drugs, you’re not alone. After all, they were created to confuse, divert and otherwise dodge the suspicions of law enforcement, parents and teachers. Some street names have entered the common vocabulary, while countless others remain obscure. Even so, a…