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Latest from the AR Take Back

  • 24-Apr-2013

Our teenagers are dying from recreational prescription drug abuse

By returning your expired or unused medications on April 26th, you help Take Back Our Health, Our Environment, and Our Communities!

  • Prevent Youth Prescription Abuse
  • Minimize Dangers
  • Reverse These Consequences
  • Control Pollution
  • Eliminate Contamination
  • Protect the Natural State

Q. What about privacy?  The entire process is COMPLETELY CONFIDENTIAL. You merely drop off your unwanted prescription drugs. No questions asked. No documentation required.

Q: What can I drop off?  Any unwanted prescription or non-prescription medicines may be brought to the drop-off sites. The only items not allowed are syringes. Click here to search for a collection site.

Prescription Drug Facts

More than four in 10 teens (42 percent) who have misused or abused a prescription drug obtained it from their parent’s medicine cabinet.
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64% of teens (age 12-17) that have abused prescription pain relievers say they got them from friends or relatives.
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Did you know that at around age 11 (5th and 6th grade) children start taking over-the-counter medicines without adult supervision? By age 16, approximately 90% report they have taken OTC medications on their own.
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Prescription medications are the drug of choice among 12 to 13 year olds.
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Every day in the US, 2,500 youth (12 to 17) abuse a prescription pain reliever for the first time.
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In 2007, the Drug Enforcement Administration found that abuse of the painkiller Fentanyl killed more than 1,000 people that year in the US. It is thirty to fifty times more powerful than heroin.
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More than half of teens (56 percent) indicate that it’s easy to get prescription drugs from their parent’s medicine cabinet.
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In 2011, poison centers managed over 140,000 cases of medicine poison exposures involving children ages 6 to 19.
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  • Arkansas Board of Pharmacy
  • Arkansas Drug Directors Office
  • Benton Police Department
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