Did you know that every single day 2,500 American kids try prescription drugs for the first time?
Did you know that 70% of pain relief drug abusers use drugs prescribed to their friends or relatives?
Did you know that the drinking water of about 46 million people is contaminated with Rx drugs?
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outdated prescription medications to prevent them from falling into the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. Just
inside the lobby of the Hot Springs Police Department citizens will find
our bright green MedReturn box into which they can drop off their
expired or unwanted medications. 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 convenient public
location and also answer any questions that you may have. Click here to
visit the Arkansas Take Back website to learn more about this great community program.