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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.


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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29 March
Higher dosages and fewer refills can help curb addiction, suggests study
By Rachael

Higher dosages and fewer refills can help curb addiction, suggests study

It is a common belief that prescribing higher dosage of pain medicines might harm an individual’s health. However, a recent study, published in the British Medical Journal in January 2018, contradicted this belief when it stated that prescribing higher dosages of medicines but with fewer refills can help patients recover faster. According to the researchers, […]

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04 August
Pill to kill – Part 3: How doctor shopping can fuel addiction
By Rachael

Pill to kill – Part 3: How doctor shopping can fuel addiction

Prescription drug addiction has become a global issue as it has affected a large number of people.  The menace of prescription drug abuse pushes a user to access the same medications illicitly from multiple treatment providers. Such an illicit measure has become popular among users and is commonly referred to as “doctor shopping.” Though such […]

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30 June
Combining opioids with antianxiety medicines spike incidents of overdose
By Rachael

Combining opioids with antianxiety medicines spike incidents of overdose

Based on a number of reviews and studies, many medical practitioners and experts have been warning of the dangerous repercussions of combining different types of drugs, such as sleeping medicines or antianxiety medications with prescription opioids. Of the several side effects of mixing two or more types of drugs, there is a high risk of […]

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16 May
Lending a helping hand - Part 1: Assisting a methadone-addicted person
By Rachael

Lending a helping hand – Part 1: Assisting a methadone-addicted person

Methadone is an opioid used for treating heroin dependence or any kind of opiate abuse. Being a pain reliever, it plays a crucial role in alleviating withdrawal symptoms among people addicted to heroin and other drugs.

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