End the Opidemic

By returning your expired or unused medications to Drug Take Back programs, you help Take Back Our Health, Our Environment, and Our Communities!
It’s OK to flush medicines down the toilet or pour them down the drain?
It's OK to put medicines in the trash, if mixed with other items (like coffee grounds or kitty litter).
Collection Sites
Collection Sites
There are hundreds of secure drop boxes throughout Arkansas to drop off medications. Search for drop off locations by name, zipcode, type or a combination of any of the three.
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Recovery Centers
Recovery Centers
The road to recovery is difficult, but it is possible. Visit our list of recovery resources. There is also a Support Information for Family & Friends section under the Wellness tab.
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It's OK to leave medicines lying around the home
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DROP IT IN THE BOX (It's the AR Take Back)
DROP IT IN THE BOX! It's time to Step Up Arkansas. Saturday, Oct. 27 is your day to help save lives simply by dropping off expired or unneeded medications at any of the more than 200 secure locations throughout the state. “An average, 198 people die every day from drug overdoses. If the airlines crashed into the ground and killed 198 people every day – how long would it take to shut down the airlines?” - Arkansas Drug Director Kirk Lane. Plus, you'll be greatly helping the environment. Prescription medicines are a toxic waste & pose a danger to people, pets, & the environment if they are not disposed of properly. Medicines flushed or poured down the drain end up in the waterways, affecting our drinking water. Is it safe to throw medications in the trash? No - Medications can be found and used by other people – even if they are mixed with materials such as kitty litter or coffee grounds. If they do make it to a landfill, they can still seep into the ground and/or nearby water systems.
Physicians & pharmaceutical companies are to blame for the Opioid Epidemic
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The sharp rise in opioid abuse and fatal overdoses has overshadowed another mounting drug problem: Methamphetamine use is rising across the country.

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I was the father with a needle in his arm. How I took my life back from heroin. https://t.co/mhmwgJj77B

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Quite A Pair!!! AR Drug Director Kirk Lane spends time with former AR Drug Director Fran Flener at the 20th annual CADCA Drug-Free Kids Campaign...

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Communities in Action! People with vested interest in strengthening Arkansas communities are discussing how to reach and influence the youth in positive measures. Together we...

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Helena-West Helena PD chief talks about his vision to curb drugs and crime in Phillips County [Phillips County Opioid Awareness and Prevention Initiative]