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Latest from the AR Take Back

STATE LEADERS FORM UNIFIED FRONT AGAINST MANUFACTURERS OF PRESCRIPTION PAINKILLERS

Thursday, February 01, 2018
In a unique and strategic move, the Association of Arkansas Counties (AAC), Arkansas Municipal League (AML), and Arkansas Public Entities Risk Management Association (APERMA) have retained the same outside law firms to pursue litigation against the drug companies on behalf of the local govern¬ments of Arkansas.

Texarkana Police & Texarkana Emergency Center Team Up, Add 2 New Prescription Drop Boxes in City

Thursday, February 01, 2018
Two additional 24/7 Medication Drop-Boxes have been placed in Texarkana thanks to the joined effort of the TAPD and the Texarkana Emergency Center.

Opioid Prevention Education Summit Kickoff

Tuesday, January 23, 2018
The 2018 kickoff of the Opioid Prevention Education Summit was held on the campus of Arkansas State University at Mountain Home today (1/23/2018) in an effort to increase awareness of the opioid epidemic in Arkansas, as well as to enhance coalitions and develop an advisory council in local communities.
 

By returning your expired or unused medications on April 29, you will 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
 

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 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.
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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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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.
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