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Combatting Killer Painkillers

By | January 8th, 2014|Prevention|

Poisoning (including alcohol and prescription drugs) causes more deaths than car crashes in Arizona.  A recent report issued by the Trust for America's Health ranked Arizona as having the 6th highest death rate for drug overdose in the country in 2010.  Arizona also had one of the highest rates (4th highest at 5.7%) of nonmedical [...]

Fed’s Release New Plan to Control Prescription Drug Abuse

By | June 14th, 2011|General|

More than 1,100 Arizonans died from drug poisoning, which is more than the number of Arizonans that die in car accidents every year.  This isn’t just an Arizona public health crisis, it’s a national one.  Last week the federal government released a new plan to address the national prescription drug abuse epidemic and announced new [...]

Clean Your Medicine Cabinet This Weekend!

By | April 29th, 2011|Behavioral Health, General, Prevention|

Prescription drugs can be safe and effective at treating illnesses and conditions, but they can also be tempting for experimental teens, and misuse and abuse of narcotic prescriptions is a growing and now urgent problem.  Powerful prescription drugs are often available and easily accessible in many, if not most, homes and many parents don’t recognize [...]

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