What to do After Naloxone is Administered
What to do After Naloxone is Administered

What to do After Naloxone is Administered The opioid epidemic has swept across America and has claimed tens of thousands of lives. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse,…

Should We Be Decriminalizing Drugs to Decrease Addiction Rates?
Should We Be Decriminalizing Drugs to Decrease Addiction Rates?

Should We Be Decriminalizing Drugs to Decrease Addiction Rates? It’s no secret that drug addiction is a problem, especially in the United States. From alcohol to prescription drugs to illegal…

Counterfeit Opioid Tablets Contained Fentanyl in Arizona
Counterfeit Opioid Tablets Contained Fentanyl in Arizona

Counterfeit Opioid Tablets Contained Fentanyl in Arizona Any opioid can be deadly. At high doses, opioids reduce your breathing and heart rate to a potentially fatal level. Because opioids are…

CDC Reports Increase in Opioid Overdoses Increase Need For Heroin Rehabilitation Center Scottsdale AZ
CDC Reports Increase in Opioid Overdoses Increase Need For Heroin Rehabilitation Center Scottsdale AZ

CDC Reports Increase in Opioid Overdoses Increase Need For Heroin Rehabilitation Center Scottsdale AZ The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or CDC, recently publicized a disturbing trend in U.S.…

Arizona Opioid Epidemic Act Reduces Painkiller Prescriptions' Potency
Arizona Opioid Epidemic Act Reduces Painkiller Prescriptions' Potency

Arizona Opioid Epidemic Act Reduces Painkiller Prescriptions’ Potency The opioid epidemic is a major issue across the United States, but it has hit Arizona especially hard. Health officials announced that…

Opioid Crisis Timeline & Arizona Opioid Treatment
Opioid Crisis Timeline & Arizona Opioid Treatment

Opioid Crisis Timeline & the Evolution of Need for Arizona Opioid Treatment The opioid crisis was officially defined as a public health emergency by the White House in 2017. That…

Rehabs in Scottsdale Work to Help Heroin Addiction
Rehabs in Scottsdale Work to Help Heroin Addiction

Rehabs in Scottsdale Work to Help Heroin Addiction Taking heroin results in a flush of dopamine rushing to the brain, causing a tremendous amount of pleasure and, more importantly for…

The Clinical Opiate Withdrawal Scale (COWS)
The Clinical Opiate Withdrawal Scale (COWS)

The Clinical Opiate Withdrawal Scale (COWS) For patients receiving medically assisted opioid treatment, assessing the withdrawal levels is critical. Developed in the 1930’s, the clinical opiate withdrawal scale has been…

Access to Naloxone is Increasing - Is That Enough to Help The Opioid Crisis?
Access to Naloxone is Increasing - Is That Enough to Help The Opioid Crisis?

Access to Naloxone is Increasing There were over 60,000 fatal drug overdoses in America during 2016. The use of an overdose treatment drug known as naloxone has been the topic…

Opioid Overdose Memorial Controversy
Opioid Overdose Memorial Controversy

The Controversy Surrounding the Opioid Overdose Memorial  If you have been keeping an eye on the news, you already know how tragic the opioid epidemic has become in recent years,…