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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.


03 July
Lending a helping hand - Part 3: Treating a Ritalin-dependent person
By Rachael

Lending a helping hand – Part 3: Treating a Ritalin-dependent person

Considered to be a poor man’s cocaine, Ritalin, brand name of methylphenidate, is an amphetamine-like prescription stimulant used for treating attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children and adults. Ritalin, which was for the first time synthesized in 1944, is a cheap drug that can be easily accessed. Unfortunately, it is also one of the […]

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16 December
ER visits by older Americans on the rise due to side-effects of prescription drugs
By Rachael

ER visits by older Americans on the rise due to side-effects of prescription drugs

The use, misuse and abuse of prescription drugs continue to rise in the United States in spite of the fact that everyone is aware of their negative outcome. According to a recent study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an increasing number of older Americans are reaching emergency rooms (ERs) because of […]

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30 June
60% patients using prescription opioids store them for future use: Study
By Rachael

60% patients using prescription opioids store them for future use: Study

The prescription opioid epidemic has ripped families and communities in America to shreds and is being looked upon as the biggest threat to the country’s economy. Billions of dollars are spent each year on educating Americans about the potential risks of opioid addiction and on making treatment facilities available across the country to treat the […]

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