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.
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 […]Continue Reading
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.Continue Reading
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 […]Continue Reading
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 […]Continue Reading
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 […]Continue Reading