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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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18 January
Short-term and extended-release medications effective in treating opioid addiction
By Rachael

Short-term and extended-release medications effective in treating opioid addiction

For long, drug addiction has been looked at as an immoral act caused by lack of willpower, courage and self-confidence. This thinking led to many believing in the abstinence-only model or jail term for drug-related offenses in the United States. On the contrary, the last decade has made living in the country tougher with almost […]

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13 October
Experts look for effective ways to deal with worsening opioid epidemic
By Rachael

Experts look for effective ways to deal with worsening opioid epidemic

The drug problem of the United States has grown tremendously with increasing occurrences of opioid overdoses. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that 91 Americans die every day from cases of drug overdose, including that of prescription opioids. According to the recently released 2016 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) […]

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