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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.


23 May
Lending a helping hand – Part 2: Assisting an Ativan-addicted person
By Rachael

Lending a helping hand – Part 2: Assisting an Ativan-addicted person

Prescription drug abuse has become a serious public health concern in the United States. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), overdose deaths due to drugs from 2002 to 2015 has seen a two-fold increase. With the tremendous escalation in the number of drug overdose deaths in the U.S., there has been no […]

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06 April
Rise of prescription drugs - Part 3: Legally addicted
By Rachael

Rise of prescription drugs – Part 3: Legally addicted

While alcohol abuse tops the list of substances being abused, the nonmedical use of prescription drugs, particularly stimulants, sedatives and pain relievers, have emerged as an epidemic. With prescription drugs playing an important role in the health care of the United States, almost half of the population took at least one prescription drug between 2007 […]

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19 January
Arizona's opioid epidemic: $3.5 million allocated for high school substance abuse prevention
By Rachael

Arizona’s opioid epidemic: $3.5 million allocated for high school substance abuse prevention

In an attempt to tackle Arizona’s opioid epidemic, the Governor’s Office for Youth, Faith and Family (GOYFF) will release about $3.5 million to fund substance abuse prevention programs for high school youth.

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14 April
Five signs of prescription drug addiction
By Rachael

Five signs of prescription drug addiction

You may not be the “archetypal addict” but today addiction has moved beyond alcohol and some commonly used illegal drugs. Prescription painkillers are the new standard substance for indulgence now, taking the mainstream addiction levels to a worrisome high. So, if you are hooked on your prescription painkillers and using it more than the doctors’ […]

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