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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.


06 October
US Surgeon General urges doctors to help curb opioid epidemic
By Rachael

US Surgeon General urges doctors to help curb opioid epidemic

Prescription drug abuse is one of the fastest growing threats to the American population. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that around 165,000 deaths were reported across the country due to prescription opioid overdose during 1999-2014. The majority of the affected people fell in the age group of 25 to 54 years. […]

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08 August
Pain increases risk of opioid addiction: Study
By Rachael

Pain increases risk of opioid addiction: Study

Everyone feels bodily pain at some point in their lives, albeit, for different reasons. At times, physical pain can be acute, forcing people to look for medical help to alleviate feelings of discomfort and distress associated with it. According to the American Academy of Pain Medicine, more Americans are afflicted with pain than any disorder […]

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20 May
AMA calls for changes in prescription practices to reduce opioid addiction
By Rachael

AMA calls for changes in prescription practices to reduce opioid addiction

What was meant to offer relief from pain is now itself responsible for the biggest pain that the United States has been going through – prescription drug abuse. No wonder, opioids are seen as the new evil in America today, even in the medical fraternity. The interface between doctors prescribing opioids to treat pain and […]

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19 February
Stanford scientists find novel way to ease opioid withdrawal pain
By Rachael

Stanford scientists find novel way to ease opioid withdrawal pain

It is not easy to abstain from an opioid addiction. But your one move towards the road to recovery can prove otherwise if you are not able to cope with severe withdrawal symptoms. Opioids create a sense of euphoria; the loss of drug in the body can cause an urge to get high again, making […]

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