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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 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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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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28 July
States adopt improved versions of PDMP to check prescription drug abuse
By Rachael

States adopt improved versions of PDMP to check prescription drug abuse

The abuse of prescription drugs in the United States has been growing by leaps and bounds and according to the 2014 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), 4.3 million Americans were engaged in non-medical use of prescription painkillers in the previous month and that 1.9 million met the criteria for prescription painkillers use, […]

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12 July
Better infrastructure and adequate training could reverse spike in opioid abuse
By Rachael

Better infrastructure and adequate training could reverse spike in opioid abuse

Opioids are generally prescribed for the treatment of moderate to severe pain. They include drugs such as oxycodone (OxyContin), hydrocodone (Vicodin), codeine, morphine and fentanyl, as well as illicit substances like heroin. These medications can produce a sense of well-being and pleasure because they stimulate certain regions of the brain that involve the reward system. […]

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23 June
Using practical clinical trials can help find safer alternatives to opioids
By Rachael

Using practical clinical trials can help find safer alternatives to opioids

The dire statistics of opioid addiction in the United States have raised serious concerns among the federal authorities in the country. While the government has taken several steps to keep a tab on the sale and purchase of opioids across the U.S., doctors are now getting extra cautious while writing prescriptions for people struggling with […]

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