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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.


17 October
Opioid epidemic lowering life expectancy in US
By Rachael

Opioid epidemic lowering life expectancy in US

Since the World War II, life expectancy in the United States had been looking up due to medical advances, public health campaigns, better nutrition and education. But in 2015, life expectancy suddenly slipped to where it was four years ago and thereby stalled a decade-long rising trend. It was an unexpected and unexplainable event as […]

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13 October
Experts look for effective ways to deal with worsening opioid epidemic
By Rachael

Experts look for effective ways to deal with worsening opioid epidemic

The drug problem of the United States has grown tremendously with increasing occurrences of opioid overdoses. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that 91 Americans die every day from cases of drug overdose, including that of prescription opioids. According to the recently released 2016 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) […]

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14 September
Study reveals disproportionate use of opioids for pain control post C-section deliveries
By Rachael

Study reveals disproportionate use of opioids for pain control post C-section deliveries

C-section surgery for child-birth is a common procedure nowadays, but it can be a daunting experience for first mothers. The fear of pain can cause immense stress and anxiety. New mothers hardly have any option in taking sufficient time to recover from the surgery, because they need to take care of their newborn as soon […]

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07 September
Weight-loss surgeries may fuel opioid addiction, says study
By Rachael

Weight-loss surgeries may fuel opioid addiction, says study

Opioid addiction started off with a misconception that patients prescribed with pain relievers would not get addicted to the drug. A previous study revealed 21 to 29 percent misuse of prescriptions while addiction ranged between eight to 12 percent. The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) reports that 8-12 percent individuals develop opioid use disorder […]

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08 August
Home: First place to check prescription drug abuse
By Rachael

Home: First place to check prescription drug abuse

The opioid crisis ravaging the United States has become a big health burden today. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the sales of prescription opioids quadrupled during 1999-2014 in the U.S. and the number of prescription opioid overdose cases also increased during this period. The prescription drug abuse has become a […]

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