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Recognizing Opiate Withdrawal Symptoms

According to the Arizona Department of Health Services, doctors and pharmacists dispensed 325,600 opiate prescriptions to Arizona residents last month. Between June 15, 2017, and April 4, 2019, there have 20,350 suspect opioid overdoses in Arizona. As both a physiological and psychological addictive substance, quitting opiates after becoming chemically dependent will induce opiate withdrawal symptoms.…

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Substance Induced Mood Disorders

Mental illness and substance abuse disorders often exist as co-occurring disorders. While it can be difficult to discern which disorder came first, there are mental illnesses that develop as the result of a substance. These illnesses are known as substance-induced mood disorders. A substance-induced mood disorder refers to episodes of depressive or manic states that…