Since the summer of 2010, Arkansas has collected 173 tons of medications from Drug Take Back Day events. Although Arkansas is 33rd in population, the state ranks 3rd nationally in pounds collected per capita and 13th in total weight collected.
In just one day, nearly 29 thousand pounds of prescription medications were collected from more than 300 locations across Arkansas, breaking the previous Arkansas Drug Take Back Day record. “Community, business and law enforcement partnerships continues to grow immensely in
A multitude of Walmart stores across Arkansas will host AR Drug Take Back Day sites in the effort to “End the Opidemic” that plaques the state. The Arkansas Drug Take Back Day will be 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Saturday,
With the launch of the nARcansas app coinciding with the 17th Arkansas Drug Take Back Day, the theme is “I can. You can. We can. Save a life with Narcan!” “The main goal of every project, every act we participate
The rate of babies born with opioid dependency is soaring across the U.S., including a historic 15-fold rise in Arkansas. In a united force to raze the rates, multiple states sent representatives recently to a “Policy Academy” in Texas. Termed
For the first time ever, college and university students across the state of Arkansas are joining forces to combat substance abuse. The inaugural “Save AR Students” substance abuse awareness week will be held from March 11-15, 2019. A news conference will
WASHINGTON – The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) announces the launch of an enhanced system to help more than 1,500 registered drug manufacturers and distributors nationwide more effectively identify potential illicit drug diversion and combat the opioid epidemic. On Oct. 24,
Funding from Blue & You Foundation for a Healthier Arkansas Continues to Expand Availability and Usage of Naloxone to Reduce Overdose Deaths in the State February 21, 2019, Little Rock, AR— Through a $150,000 grant provided by the Blue & You
There’s less than 100 medical professionals (Physicians, Physician-Assistants, Nurses, etc.) in Arkansas, but the rate of substance abuse addiction continues to rise. “Arkansas has a real need for medical professionals to have the ability to provide medication-assisted treatment,” said Arkansas
by Virginia A. Stanick, Ph.D. [DAABHS Research Project Analyst] *Copies will be distributed to Physicians and other medical professionals (prescribers) in the near future – courtesy of the Office of Arkansas Drug Director, Arkansas Department of Human Services and AFMC.