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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.


23 May
Lending a helping hand – Part 2: Assisting an Ativan-addicted person
By Rachael

Lending a helping hand – Part 2: Assisting an Ativan-addicted person

Prescription drug abuse has become a serious public health concern in the United States. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), overdose deaths due to drugs from 2002 to 2015 has seen a two-fold increase. With the tremendous escalation in the number of drug overdose deaths in the U.S., there has been no […]

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16 May
Lending a helping hand - Part 1: Assisting a methadone-addicted person
By Rachael

Lending a helping hand – Part 1: Assisting a methadone-addicted person

Methadone is an opioid used for treating heroin dependence or any kind of opiate abuse. Being a pain reliever, it plays a crucial role in alleviating withdrawal symptoms among people addicted to heroin and other drugs.

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11 May
Checklist for parents to prevent cough medicine abuse
By Rachael

Checklist for parents to prevent cough medicine abuse

When it comes to prescription medicines, there is a very thin line between use and abuse. While the recommended doses of these drugs heal, non-medical use may cause addiction and related problems. Cough medicines, both prescription and over-the-counter, are among the highly abused class of drugs due to the presence of active ingredients with psychoactive […]

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05 May
America’s opioid crisis is getting worse, says CDC
By Rachael

America’s opioid crisis is getting worse, says CDC

As per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), over 52,000 Americans died due to drug overdoses in 2015, of which over 33,000 or 63 percent deaths were attributed to the abuse of opioids, including painkillers and heroin. There was a significant increase in the death overdose rate, from 12.3 per 100,000 people in […]

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01 May
Unemployment may lead to prescription drug abuse, says study
By Rachael

Unemployment may lead to prescription drug abuse, says study

Being unemployed can be more taxing than just a difficult time with finances. It is not just a burden for the unemployed person but also for the family involved. While it does increase the mental stress, some people may fall prey to prescription drug abuse. Many past studies have discussed the relationship between unemployment and […]

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