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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.


01 August
Pill to kill - Part 2: Painkillers just one part of overall pain management strategy
By Rachael

Pill to kill – Part 2: Painkillers just one part of overall pain management strategy

There are a lot of wrong information circulating around when it comes to prescription painkillers. Some people believe that painkillers are the way to become totally free of pain. However, in order to resume all work and responsibilities like before, people suffering from chronic pain need to go for long-term management. Interestingly, painkillers are just […]

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19 July
The culprits behind prescription drug epidemic
By Rachael

The culprits behind prescription drug epidemic

Already classified as a risk factor far more dangerous than car accidents, prescription drug abuse has emerged as an epidemic for the American population, particularly. Due to the widespread practice of self-medication, the nonmedical use and abuse of prescription drugs has burgeoned as a major public health concern. One can comprehend the extensive prevalence of […]

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12 July
Better infrastructure and adequate training could reverse spike in opioid abuse
By Rachael

Better infrastructure and adequate training could reverse spike in opioid abuse

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. […]

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23 June
Using practical clinical trials can help find safer alternatives to opioids
By Rachael

Using practical clinical trials can help find safer alternatives to opioids

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 […]

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08 June
Pill to kill - Part 1: Overprescribing painkillers creates a vicious cycle of addiction
By Rachael

Pill to kill – Part 1: Overprescribing painkillers creates a vicious cycle of addiction

Overtaking both car crashes and shooting incidents, deaths due to drug overdose has become a matter of concern. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than six out of ten drug overdoses are caused by prescription painkillers, which are popularly known as opioid or narcotic pain relievers. Being highly addictive, prescription […]

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