The 10-year anniversary of the Arkansas Drug Take Back Day set a new record for prescription medications collected with nearly 20 tons for 2020. It moved Arkansas from number 13th nationally in 2019 to 7th nationally on October 24, 2020.
WHAT: The Drug Enforcement Administration, joined by the U.S. Postal Service and Miss America 2020 Camille Schrier, will hold a dedication ceremony for the release of the Drug Free USA Forever stamp, coinciding with Red Ribbon Week, Oct. 23-31, to
What: Arkansans are invited to celebrate ten years of protecting their families, their neighbors, and the environment by bringing unused or expired medications to more than 250 secure drop-off locations statewide. When: Saturday, October 24, 2020, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
(LITTLE ROCK, Ark.) — Prescriptions for highly addictive opioids have decreased over the last three years for Arkansans with Medicaid and private insurance coverage, according to a new analysis. The State also is seeing an increase in prescriptions for the anti-overdose
The State has been awarded $21 million in grant funding to increase access to medication-assisted treatment for opioid and stimulant abuse, expand treatment options, and reduce opioid and stimulant overdose deaths over the next two years, the Arkansas Department of
Peer Recovery in Arkansas continues to soar to historic heights as 10 veteran Peer Recovery Specialists have been promoted to supervisor positions. Jimmy McGill, State Opioid Response Coordinator and the state’s first Peer Recovery Specialist, said the Arkansas model’s success
Little Rock, AR — The Parker Gill Foundation, Hope Movement Coalition and Natural State Recovery Centers is encouraging Arkansans to observe International Overdose Awareness Day, a time to remember those we have lost to drug overdose. International Overdose Awareness Day is
Together Arkansas, an opioid response initiative developed by the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce/Associated Industries of Arkansas, Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield, and the Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care (AFMC), has received the endorsement of Leslie Rutledge, Arkansas Attorney
ARpeers.org provides critical recovery support services for Arkansans The Arkansas Peer Advisory Committee has launched a new website that provides public access to local information on recovery support services, as well as a safe space for Peer Recovery Specialists to
Naloxone kits and training for law enforcement and other first responders to help them respond to life-threatening opioid overdoses have saved over 500 individuals as of the first weekend in June – a milestone that highlights the importance of the