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.

  • 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...
  • How Long Does It Take for Opioid (Painkillers/Heroin) Cravings to Go Away?
    February 26, 2018
    When Will Opioid Cravings Finally Stop? Do heroin cravings ever go away? Opioid addiction, including heroin, is one of the most debilitating and habit-forming types of substance abuse. Opioids produce powerful effects that cause the brain to crave more doses, rewarding the user with a surge of dopamine in...
  • Opioid Prescription Drug Abuse vs. Heroin: Differences and Similarities in Treatment
    February 5, 2018
    Treatment Comparison: Opioid Prescription Drug Abuse vs. Heroin Abuse Prescription opioid painkillers and heroin have a lot in common. They are both opioids, with chemicals that bind to receptors on cells in the brain and body. Addiction to either drug is very serious, but treatment is possible. Not surprisingly,...
  • Starting Safe and Successful Addiction Recovery with OxyContin Detox
    January 29, 2018
    Why Detox Is Necessary for OxyContin Addiction Recovery OxyContin is an opioid painkiller with the same chemicals as heroin. It is highly addictive and comes with a great risk of serious and even deadly withdrawal symptoms. If you or a loved one wants to recover from OxyContin addiction, the...
  • Addiction and Drug Overdoses Rising in Utah
    December 25, 2017
    Utah generally has the reputation of being one of the most family-focused states, with most residents placing a high value on family life and traditional values. However, this reputation has not prevented the rising tide of drug addiction and overdose rates to take hold in the state, and opioid...