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,…

911 Good Samaritan Law in Arizona
911 Good Samaritan Law in Arizona

Good Samaritan Law in Arizona In the past, people who called 911 to report that they were with someone who had overdosed on heroin could be charged if they were…

Opioid Prescriptions in Arizona
Opioid Prescriptions in Arizona

Opioid Prescriptions in Arizona Did you know that the number of opioid prescriptions written in the United States in 2017 would be enough to medicate every person in America for…

Millennials and the Opioid Crisis
Millennials and the Opioid Crisis

How the Opioid Crisis Is Devastating Millennials Opioid use has been steadily on the rise since the explosion of prescription drug prescriptions in the 1990s. Within 20 years, the drug…

Can Opioids Cause Pain?
Can Opioids Cause Pain?

Can Opioids Make Pain Worse? Most people know that opioids are powerful and addictive painkillers that doctors use to treat severe pain after an injury or surgery. Those suffering from…