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DON'T GET TRICKED (HALLOWEEN SAFETY TIPS)

Tuesday, October 31, 2017
There are candy products on the market that look like they are made with mostly sugar and food coloring, but they have an extra ingredient – THC concentrate. These are candies that have sent numerous children in the U.S. to hospitals for treatment.

Opioid epidemic brings new safety concerns this Halloween

Monday, October 30, 2017
As parents get ready to take their kids trick-or-treating for Halloween, new dangers around the opioid epidemic

The Opioid Contagion

Friday, October 27, 2017
Calling the opioid epidemic a national emergency will release resources at the federal, state and local levels to help prevent, rescue and treat addicts. But even successful rehab programs have a high recidivism rate. It takes peer-to-peer support, an intervention drug like suboxone and having a reason to live to beat this disease.

Preventing Teen Drug Use: Risk Factors & Why Teens Use

Thursday, October 26, 2017
90% of addictions start in the teen years. Don’t ignore risk factors and assume your child will be okay, or simply ignore a problem because you think it’s just a passing stage of development. If something appears wrong, start taking action.

Born addicted: The number of opioid-addicted babies is soaring

Thursday, October 26, 2017
As a team of nurses unwrap baby Jayden from the comfort of his swaddling cloth, he wails. His tiny feet shake. His hands clench and unclench. His suffering is obvious. Born dependent on opiates, the month-old boy and thousands like him are the smallest victims of the opioid epidemic.

Arkansas State Fair: Arkansas Drug Take Back Booth

Thursday, October 26, 2017
​Thank you to everyone who visited our Arkansas Drug Take Back Booth at the Arkansas State Fair in Little Rock. Now make sure you join us for the Arkansas Drug Take Back Day ...

BENTONVILLE SCHOOLS LAUNCHES TIP LINE FOR STUDENTS

Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Bentonville Public Schools has partnered with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to provide a confidential tip line to students who want to report any perceived danger.

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