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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.


02 July
Senator says FDA must plan public service broadcasts on opioids
By Rachael

Senator says FDA must plan public service broadcasts on opioids

Healthcare providers, civil servants and the public in the United States are shocked at the growing opioid epidemic ravaging the country. Opioid overdose has the capacity to damage individuals and communities. To combat the opioid addiction, there is a need to increase awareness about the ill effects of drug use and abuse. The best way […]

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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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