Drug Take Back Program

  • 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Arkansas Take Back is a statewide coalition initiative designed to collect and properly dispose of unwanted or outdated prescription medications to prevent them from falling into the hands of irresponsible people, from polluting our water resources or from posing a health hazard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.