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.
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 […]Continue Reading
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
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
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 […]Continue Reading