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.
The problem of opioid addiction is surging ominously in the United States. Opioids have emerged as the main culprit behind 64,070 overdose deaths that occurred in 2016. Owing to the widespread menace of opioid abuse, the Arizona administration has initiated a few bold steps against the epidemic, responsible for the death of approximately 790 residents […]Continue Reading
Life was good for Caitlyn. Her only daughter had just started at her dream college doing what she always wanted to do since her childhood. Although she was now free to lead a peaceful retired life, it seemed that her fate had a different plan in store. Around six months later, she received a phone […]Continue Reading
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 […]Continue Reading
America’s largest drugstore chain, Walgreens announced the launch of its safe medication disposal kiosk program in February 2016 to combat the drug abuse crisis afflicting the United States—due to a gross misuse of overprescribed medications. This is the first ongoing effort of its kind by a retailer on a nation level.Continue Reading
Prescribing medications for older patients presents its own set of challenges. Many medications need to be used with caution while suggesting them to the elderly because of age-related adjustments that affect pharmacokinetics (absorption, distribution, metabolism, and excretion) and pharmacodynamics (physiologic effects of the drug). Unfortunately, premarketing drug trials often do not include geriatric patients and […]Continue Reading