Arkansas Take Back is a statewide coalition initiative designed to collect and properly dispose of unwanted or outdated prescription medications to prevent them from falling into the hands of irresponsible people, from polluting our water resources or from posing a health hazard to citizens, livestock and wildlife. In our area the Hot Springs Police Department, in cooperation with the Garland County Sheriff’s Office and the US Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration, has a drug drop kiosk located at the Sheriff’s Department at 525 Ouachita Avenue to collect these expired or unwanted drugs. Once or twice annually as needed local agencies also host a public “Take Back” event to help publicize the program and give it higher visibility. At these events officers typically set up a mobile “Take Back” bin at a centralized public location and be on hand to answer any questions you may have. Click here to visit the Arkansas Take Back website to learn more about this great community program.