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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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14 March
Arizona puts a cap on writing prescription to curb opioid crisis
By Rachael

Arizona puts a cap on writing prescription to curb opioid crisis

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 […]

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26 February
Diversion of drugs escalating prescription drug abuse in young adults
By Rachael

Diversion of drugs escalating prescription drug abuse in young adults

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 […]

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29 November
Walgreens: Committed to reversing opioid crisis by expanding safe disposal kiosks
By Rachael

Walgreens: Committed to reversing opioid crisis by expanding safe disposal kiosks

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.

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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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