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Those dependent on prescription drugs, as well as concerned loved ones, should choose to seek out information to better understand the reality of such addictions. The Arizona Prescription Drug Addiction Helpline offers a blog to help educate the public about many associated concerns about prescription drug dependence. Here, readers can learn valuable information, such as how to assist in cases of an emergency overdose and warning signs to look for that could point to a problem with medications.


31 October
Talk About Your Medicines Month: Myths around prescription drugs
By Rachael

Talk About Your Medicines Month: Myths around prescription drugs

Prescription drug abuse is using a medicine in a way that has not been prescribed by the doctor. The condition impacts an individual’s physical as well as mental health. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), approximately 6.5 million individuals above 12 years of age, in the United States, had used prescription drugs […]

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21 October
Talk About Your Medicines Month: ADHD drug abuse on the rise
By Rachael

Talk About Your Medicines Month: ADHD drug abuse on the rise

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a mental disorder characterized by inability to pay attention, difficulty in sustaining focus, inability to remember things, shorter attention span, increased aggression, and irritability. It interferes with a person’s development and functioning in everyday life. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in 2011, approximately 11 […]

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18 October
Five prescription drugs that are addictive
By Rachael

Five prescription drugs that are addictive

A prescription drug is a medicine that can only be dispensed on a valid prescription of a practitioner to cure illness. As per the law, these medications are available only with a doctor’s prescription and are illegal for others. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 165,000 individuals were reported to […]

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06 October
US Surgeon General urges doctors to help curb opioid epidemic
By Rachael

US Surgeon General urges doctors to help curb opioid epidemic

Prescription drug abuse is one of the fastest growing threats to the American population. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that around 165,000 deaths were reported across the country due to prescription opioid overdose during 1999-2014. The majority of the affected people fell in the age group of 25 to 54 years. […]

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