Category Archives: Prescription Drug Abuse

Prescription drug addiction is a national epidemic impacting families of all kinds. Stay in touch with the latest resources regarding prescription drugs, as well as helpful tips to remain sober from opioids.

  • Arizona Prescription Drug and Heroin Addiction: Treating the Opioid Epidemic in 2018
    August 16, 2018
    With Arizona’s signing of the Arizona Opioid Epidemic Act, came some new statistics and insights into just how prescription opioid abuse and addiction has affected Arizona. 812 Arizonans died of a suspected opioid overdose in just 6 months (between June 2017 and January 2018). 5,202 Arizonans suffered a suspected...
  • What Families Need to Know About Painkiller Withdrawal
    August 8, 2018
    Why Painkiller Addiction is So Dangerous Prevent Prescription Opioid Abuse in Your Home According to a study on “Association of Household Opioid Availability and Prescription Opioid Initiation Among Household Members,” dangerously addictive prescription painkillers prescribed to one person in the family can easily wind up in the hands of...
  • Is Adderall the Legal Version of Meth?
    June 6, 2018
    In recent years, more children and adults are being prescribed Adderall to treat ADHD symptoms. With more people being prescribed this drug, the risk of improper use and Adderall addiction has increased. This has led to studies being conducted that compare Adderall with its counterpart, Methamphetamines. These studies have...
  • Drug Overdose Crisis Growing in Colorado
    May 26, 2018
    The drug overdose crisis is one of the biggest threats the United States faces, and the state of Colorado is no exception to this devastating trend. In 2016, more than 900 people died of drug overdoses in Colorado, which is 300 people more than the number of deaths in...
  • Oxymorphone (Opana) Addiction Withdrawal, Treatment for Detox and Rehab
    April 30, 2018
    Oxymorphone, marketed under the brand name Opana, is not the first drug that comes to mind when we think about the American opioid epidemic. However, Opana addiction remains a serious concern among addiction treatment specialists around the globe. Treating an addiction to oxymorphone requires many of the same techniques...
  • Benzodiazepine Prescription Drugs that Require Detox
    April 27, 2018
    Benzodiazepine Prescription Medications Can Lead to Addiction Doctors prescribe benzodiazepine medications to treat medical conditions such as panic disorders, muscle spasms, seizures, anxiety disorders and the symptoms of acute alcohol withdrawal. While benzodiazepine medications are not as chemically addictive as opioids, cocaine or methamphetamine, they still carry a significant...
  • Prescription Drugs that May Require Intervention, Rehab and Addiction Treatment
    April 9, 2018
    Doctors can prescribe hundreds of different medications for various medical conditions, and some drugs are riskier than others when it comes to addiction. Prescription drugs that regulate behavior, aid sleep, or allay the symptoms of psychological disorders all carry a significant potential for abuse. It’s crucial to understand the...
  • How to Help a Family Member Addicted to Pain Medication
    March 26, 2018
    Opioid addiction is a serious problem in our society and has rightfully been labeled a national epidemic. However, after surgeries or during injuries, some people are looking for relief, and pain medication can be helpful. Finding a balance between alleviating pain and preventing dependency can be tricky. Dependency can...
  • Roxicodone Addiction, Withdrawal and Treatment for Detox and Rehab
    March 19, 2018
    Balancing Roxicodone Risks of Dependency with Its Benefits Roxicodone, also known as Roxycodone, is an opioid. More specifically, it is a white crystalline powder that comes from the opium alkaloid thebaine. It has an immediate release, and like many opioids, physicians can prescribe it to help patients deal with...
  • Arizona Opioid and Heroin Trends in 2018
    March 12, 2018
    Statistics on Arizona Opioid and Heroin Trends The United States makes up around 5 percent of the planet’s total population but uses approximately 80 percent of the opioid supply around the world. Additionally, one in four people who have been prescribed opioids for long periods in a primary care...