Prescription Drugs are Gateway to Heroin

In many cases, teens try prescription drugs and get hooked on the addictive medication. Soon, however, they are unable to afford the high cost of a drug like OxyContin and begin looking for alternatives to reach a similar high. All too often, that alternative is heroin. Compared to prescription drugs, it is cheap and easy…

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…