The Reason for Stop Popping

I have worked on the road for most my life but never as solidly traveling as this past two years. Because of this my social life is thin to nonexistent. So when one of my intimate friends I took it hard. I searched my head wondering if there was something I could have done to…

American College of Physicians issues new policy to curb painkiller abuse

A leading medical group is urging U.S. doctors to take more steps to prevent prescription drug abuse in patients — a dangerous, growing trend that’s been seen with opioid pain pills. The new policy statement released by the American College of Physicians (ACP), one of the largest professional societies for U.S. doctors, calls for medical…

Prescription Drug Abuse Fueling Rise in Heroin Addiction

The increase in prescription drug abuse is fueling a rise in heroin addiction, NBC News reports. A growing number of young people who start abusing expensive prescription drugs are switching to heroin, which is cheaper and easier to buy. Prescription pain pills cost $20 to $60, while heroin costs $3 to $10 a bag. Many…