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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.


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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17 April
Painkiller addiction in pregnant mothers
By Rachael

Painkiller addiction in pregnant mothers

The problem of painkiller addiction during pregnancy has become a major public health concern affecting a large number of women in the United States. The increased use of painkillers during pregnancy is often associated with adverse outcomes for both the mother and the child. In fact, even sudden withdrawal from opioids puts the fetus and […]

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28 March
Ways to manage opioid abuse at workplaces
By Rachael

Ways to manage opioid abuse at workplaces

Companies and organizations have an important role in promoting health and safety measures among its employees and managing the risk of substance abuse that influences the workplace. Such stringent health and work-related policies and programs can create a safe environment for both the employees and the employer. As prescription medications are an essential element of […]

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07 July
Prescription drug diversion: How legal drugs reach illegal markets
By Rachael

Prescription drug diversion: How legal drugs reach illegal markets

Drug diversion has been a major source of prescription medications being misused by people unauthorized to use them. Drug diversion means transfer of medicines from a legal source to an illicit channel of distribution. The phenomenon involves many aspects since it is difficult to determine the source, intent, amount and even the location related to […]

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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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