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…

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…

Benzo Withdrawal and How Benzo Addiction Treatment Can Help
Benzo Withdrawal and How Benzo Addiction Treatment Can Help

Benzo Withdrawal and How Benzo Addiction Treatment Can Help Prescription drugs can be both a blessing and a curse. While they are great for taking away pain, relieving symptoms, and…

10 Famous Celebrity Overdoses
10 Famous Celebrity Overdoses

10 Famous Celebrity Overdoses No one is immune to a drug overdose. Just like ordinary Americans, celebrities have been struck by drug overdoses as well. There have been many celebrity…

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…

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…

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…

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…