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Authorities in a fix over problems in detecting marijuana DUI in Arizona
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With voting on legalization of recreational marijuana to be expected soon in Arizona, law enforcement agencies are concerned about dealing with cases of driving under the influence (DUI) of the drug. Significantly, Arizona is among the ballot initiative states where citizens can directly vote on proposed laws. In November 2016, Arizona voted against the Proposition […]

Magnetic simulation might be the answer to cocaine addiction
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For some people, an addiction to illicit substances can become an unwanted but necessary way of life. Certain people, despite seeking treatment for recovery, are unable to find the appropriate treatment plan and as a consequence fail to respond to medications. This leaves a large section of the population yearning for better medical facilities or […]

Recognizing signs and symptoms of Vicodin abuse

A prescription narcotic, Vicodin is prescribed for relieving moderate to severe pain. In addition to providing noticeable relief in pain, the drug causes its user to feel a rush of euphoria and relaxation. A central nervous system (CNS) depressant, the drug works by blocking pain receptors in the brain and inducing a sense of ecstasy, […]

Couple arrested for giving drugs to newborn for hiding her withdrawal symptoms

A couple in Utah has been arrested for allegedly giving prescription pain medicine Suboxone to their newborn daughter the day she was born. According to the police, on April 9, 2017, when the medical staff at Utah Valley Hospital were out of the room, Lacey Dawn Christenson (26) and Colby Glen Wilde (29), crushed Suboxone […]

Arizona governor to increase access to treatment drugs for inmates
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Getting access to addiction treatment in jails is not easy for the inmates. To address this problem, Arizona Governor Doug Doucey recently issued an executive order to make drug Vivitrol, often used in addiction treatment, more widely available to inmates in jails and prisons in Arizona. In January 2017, the governor outlined several steps that […]

Naloxone now available without a prescription at Walgreens in Arizona

Naloxone has been hailed as a life-saving drug that combats the negative effects of an opioid overdose, during which a person may experience depressed (slowed) respiration, sedation and dangerously low blood pressure. A type of opioid antagonist, naloxone within a matter of minutes reverses the negative effects produced by opioid drugs, including heroin and prescription […]

New medications treat opioid addiction

As an effort to combat the opioid epidemic in the United States, scientists have worked diligently to develop novel medications to treat patients with opioid abuse and dependence by reducing drug cravings and ameliorating withdrawal symptoms. Three types of medications — which include methadone, buprenorphine, and naloxone and naltrexone — are currently approved for treating […]

Protection of substance abuse records

Despite the recognition that addiction is a disease that affects the brain, the view that people with substance use disorders are weak, dangerous or incompetent is still very common in society. Stigma makes people more reluctant to acknowledge that they have a problem and to seek treatment. People may fear being labeled negatively, excluded and […]

Help for mothers in need of addiction treatment

Pam is a single mother of two beautiful little girls, Patty and Penny. Patty is a curious, but affectionate 6-year-old. Penny is a very smart 4-year-old, but prone to temper tantrums. Pam works nights at a convenience store and struggles to make ends meet. She was never much of a drinker and always tried to […]

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