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Arkansas Take Back has over 100 collection sites around the state, chances are there is one close to you.
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Latest from the AR Take Back
Thursday, September 28, 2017
Law enforcement agencies across the state will be collecting old or expired prescription drugs this Saturday as part of the 14th National Drug Take Back Event to be held Saturday, October 28th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. All locations can be easily found at www.artakeback.org by left-clicking on the Collection Sites/Events & Dropboxes tab, which includes a Google map and search by Zipcode or Collection Site Name.
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Thursday, August 31, 2017
Facts for Community Members Five Essential Steps for First Responders Information for Prescribers Safety Advice for Patients & Family Members Recovering From Opioid Overdose
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.