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UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS STUDENT LEADER DRIVES COLLEGE RECOVERY PROGRAM DISCUSSIONS

Friday, April 06, 2018
University of Arkansas student Trevor Villines envisions a future in which college campuses throughout the state tackle the opioid epidemic with expanded educational programs, medication drop-boxes on campuses, and through college recovery programs. As the Director of External Relations for the university’s Student Government Association (SGA) and President of the Registered Student Organization, Villines is seizing the opportunity to bring the vision to fruition.

From the 2018 National Prescription Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit

Wednesday, April 04, 2018

BNPD LAUNCHES “YOU USE YOU LOSE” CAMPAIGN

Tuesday, April 03, 2018
Benton Police Department launched today a month-long drug abuse awareness campaign. “You Use You Lose” will equip citizens with information and action steps aimed at reducing drug abuse and overdose and will culminate with an Rx Take Back event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 28 at Ferguson’s Furniture in Benton.

Leaving A Legacy In Service: Burks Recognized By State Alcohol & Drug Abuse Council

Friday, March 23, 2018
Ron Burks leaves behind a legacy from the 20 year plus service to the Arkansas Alcohol & Drug Abuse Coordinating Council.

On the Capitol Steps Today: AR Drug Czar Join State Leaders for Opioids & Lawsuit Announcement

Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Arkansas Drug Director Kirk Lane spoke to a large crowd at the State Capitol about the Opioid Epidemic in Arkansas. In response, leaders announce a joint lawsuit with nearly all Counties and Cities of Arkansas.

President Trump's Initiative to Stop Opioid Abuse & Reduce Drug Supply & Demand

Tuesday, March 20, 2018
“We will work to strengthen vulnerable families and communities, and we will help to build and grow a stronger, healthier, and drug-free society.” – President Donald J. Trump

For Arthritis Pain, Nonopioid Drugs Work as Well as Opioids

Friday, March 16, 2018
Opioids are no better than nonopioid pain relievers for treating the chronic pain of osteoarthritis, a clinical trial has found.

The Lethal Dose

Friday, March 16, 2018
This picture shows the lethal doses of Fentanyl and Carfentanil relative to a lethal dose of Heroin. How does this affect Arkansas? ...

Blue & You: Narcan Training is SAVING LIVES

Thursday, March 08, 2018
How is 1,300 Narcan Kits and 21 officers saving lives in Arkansas?

Governor Releases $600,000 in Rainy Day Funds To Support Arkansas’ Drug Task Forces

Wednesday, March 07, 2018
Governor Asa Hutchinson today released $600,000 in Rainy Day funding for the state’s drug task forces, with approval of the Joint Budget Committee of the Arkansas General Assembly, providing additional resources to key law-enforcement agencies while federal funds are delayed.

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