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Arkansas Take Back has over 100 collection sites around the state, chances are there is one close to you.
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Latest from the AR Take Back
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
The call came in at dinnertime: an 11-year-old girl, not breathing. Pittsburgh paramedics with Medic 8 supposed the girl was choking on her food as they raced to the address in Beechview. But paramedics with Medic 2 got to the home first and sent out an update over the air: The girl showed telltale signs of heroin use. This was an overdose.
Wednesday, May 03, 2017
Arkansas law enforcement agencies collected more than 24,000 pounds of prescription drug medications in a single day.
Wednesday, May 03, 2017
Residents of Saline County dropped off more than 1,500 pounds of medications during the Saturday, April 29 Arkansas Drug Take Back Day
Prescription Drug Facts
More than four in 10 teens (42 percent) who have misused or abused a prescription drug obtained it from their parent’s medicine cabinet.
64% of teens (age 12-17) that have abused prescription pain relievers say they got them from friends or relatives.
Did you know that at around age 11 (5th and 6th grade) children start taking over-the-counter medicines without adult supervision? By age 16, approximately 90% report they have taken OTC medications on their own.
Prescription medications are the drug of choice among 12 to 13 year olds.
Every day in the US, 2,500 youth (12 to 17) abuse a prescription pain reliever for the first time.
In 2007, the Drug Enforcement Administration found that abuse of the painkiller Fentanyl killed more than 1,000 people that year in the US. It is thirty to fifty times more powerful than heroin.
More than half of teens (56 percent) indicate that it’s easy to get prescription drugs from their parent’s medicine cabinet.
In the 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, an estimated 119 million Americans aged 12 or older used prescription psychotherapeutic drugs in the past year, representing 44.5 percent of the population.
In 2011, poison centers managed over 140,000 cases of medicine poison exposures involving children ages 6 to 19.
In a 2016 survey, the top prescription drugs abused by teens included the stimulants like Adderall (amphetamine mixed salts), tranquilizers, opioids like Vicodin (acetaminophen/hydrocodone), sedatives and cough medicines.