Can You Get Addicted to Xanax?
Can You Get Addicted to Xanax?

Xanax Addiction Treatment: Can You Get Addicted to Xanax?  A prescription medication, Xanax is commonly prescribed for people diagnosed with anxiety disorders and is sometimes used to treat insomnia. First…

Chronic Pain and Substance Abuse
Chronic Pain and Substance Abuse

Chronic Pain and Substance Abuse Chronic pain, defined as any pain that lasts longer than 12 weeks, affects about 100 million Americans and is the most common reason people go…

Generic Names of Opioids That You Might Have a Prescription For
Generic Names of Opioids That You Might Have a Prescription For

Generic Names of Opioids That You Might Have a Prescription For Opioid prescription addiction is very common. In fact, many people may have opioids in their homes and not even…

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…

How Mental Health and Addiction are Related and Why Dual Diagnosis Arizona is Crucial
How Mental Health and Addiction are Related and Why Dual Diagnosis Arizona is Crucial

How Mental Health and Addiction are Related More than 20 years ago, the concept of dual diagnosis appeared. Dual diagnosis treatment has been proven to be a highly effective approach…

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…