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Latest from the AR Take Back
Millions of Americans end up using opioids long after surgery, putting them at risk of addiction and other health problems.
Friday, April 21, 2017
Each year, surgery puts millions of people in the United States at risk of long-term prescription opioid use. Sometimes, use lasts long after the normal recovery period, a new study concluded. This occurs after both major and minor surgeries, leading researchers to blame other factors for this trend.
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Maumelle, AR – Scott and Shannon Doerhoff talk about their son who turned from a outstanding student to being hooked on opioids which led to heroin abuse and death. This story also discusses how many drugs are purchased via the internet.
Thursday, April 13, 2017
Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson signed a bill into law on Tuesday, April 11 which strengthens the monitoring of prescription medications. After the signing, Senate Bill 339 became Arkansas Act 820, which means prescribers of prescription medications are no longer just encouraged to monitor those prescriptions, it is now their legal duty.
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.
64% of teens (age 12-17) that have abused prescription pain relievers say they got them from friends or relatives.
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.
Prescription medications are the drug of choice among 12 to 13 year olds.
Every day in the US, 2,500 youth (12 to 17) abuse a prescription pain reliever for the first time.
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.
More than half of teens (56 percent) indicate that it’s easy to get prescription drugs from their parent’s medicine cabinet.
In the 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, an estimated 119 million Americans aged 12 or older used prescription psychotherapeutic drugs in the past year, representing 44.5 percent of the population.
In 2011, poison centers managed over 140,000 cases of medicine poison exposures involving children ages 6 to 19.
In a 2016 survey, the top prescription drugs abused by teens included the stimulants like Adderall (amphetamine mixed salts), tranquilizers, opioids like Vicodin (acetaminophen/hydrocodone), sedatives and cough medicines.