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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.


14 May
Opioids like candy bar leads to addiction by producing excessive dopamine
By Rachael

Opioids like candy bar leads to addiction by producing excessive dopamine

In the wake of the worsening opioid epidemic in the United States, a number of innovative studies are being conducted regularly to identify the root causes of this problem, and different ways to treat opioid addiction. Along the same lines, Jean Bidlack, a researcher at the University of Rochester Medical Center, has revealed that both […]

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19 April
Uncertainty leaves $400 million worth funds untouched despite worsening opioid crisis
By Rachael

Uncertainty leaves $400 million worth funds untouched despite worsening opioid crisis

The largescale deaths in 2016 due to drug overdoses, which went up to 63,600, left the federal authorities baffled. The fact that nearly more than 42,200 of these deaths were linked to opioids further intensified the concern. The United States has been reeling under the threat of opioid crisis for a long time. In order […]

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29 March
Higher dosages and fewer refills can help curb addiction, suggests study
By Rachael

Higher dosages and fewer refills can help curb addiction, suggests study

It is a common belief that prescribing higher dosage of pain medicines might harm an individual’s health. However, a recent study, published in the British Medical Journal in January 2018, contradicted this belief when it stated that prescribing higher dosages of medicines but with fewer refills can help patients recover faster. According to the researchers, […]

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14 March
Arizona puts a cap on writing prescription to curb opioid crisis
By Rachael

Arizona puts a cap on writing prescription to curb opioid crisis

The problem of opioid addiction is surging ominously in the United States. Opioids have emerged as the main culprit behind 64,070 overdose deaths that occurred in 2016. Owing to the widespread menace of opioid abuse, the Arizona administration has initiated a few bold steps against the epidemic, responsible for the death of approximately 790 residents […]

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26 February
Diversion of drugs escalating prescription drug abuse in young adults
By Rachael

Diversion of drugs escalating prescription drug abuse in young adults

Life was good for Caitlyn. Her only daughter had just started at her dream college doing what she always wanted to do since her childhood. Although she was now free to lead a peaceful retired life, it seemed that her fate had a different plan in store. Around six months later, she received a phone […]

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