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.
Opioids are generally prescribed for the treatment of moderate to severe pain. They include drugs such as oxycodone (OxyContin), hydrocodone (Vicodin), codeine, morphine and fentanyl, as well as illicit substances like heroin. These medications can produce a sense of well-being and pleasure because they stimulate certain regions of the brain that involve the reward system. […]Continue Reading
The dire statistics of opioid addiction in the United States have raised serious concerns among the federal authorities in the country. While the government has taken several steps to keep a tab on the sale and purchase of opioids across the U.S., doctors are now getting extra cautious while writing prescriptions for people struggling with […]Continue Reading
While alcohol abuse tops the list of substances being abused, the nonmedical use of prescription drugs, particularly stimulants, sedatives and pain relievers, have emerged as an epidemic. With prescription drugs playing an important role in the health care of the United States, almost half of the population took at least one prescription drug between 2007 […]Continue Reading
The abuse of prescription drugs has surged tremendously in recent years in the United States. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), about 48 million individuals, who account for 20 percent of the American population aged 12 years or older, have used prescription drugs for non-medical purpose in their lifetime.Continue Reading
In an attempt to tackle Arizona’s opioid epidemic, the Governor’s Office for Youth, Faith and Family (GOYFF) will release about $3.5 million to fund substance abuse prevention programs for high school youth.Continue Reading