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Greenwood Police Department to Hold “Prescription Drug Take Back Day” on April 25th

Saturday, April 25 from 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM, the Greenwood Police Department will be stationed at Walgreens (705 West Center) in Greenwood to collect expired and unused medications in the state’s 10th “Take Back” event, and the first such event to be organized locally. Drop­off is completely anonymous and no questions will be asked. Medications may be returned in any container or removed from the original pill bottles for increased privacy.

Unwanted prescription, over the counter drugs and vitamins or nutritional supplements will be accepted.

Arkansas residents have benefitted tremendously from their participation in the nine previous “Take Back” events. According to a study published in April 2013 by the Partnership at Drugfree.org and MetLife Foundation, more than 40% of teens who have misused or abused a prescription drug obtained it from parents’ medicine cabinets. In the same study, 56% of teens described getting prescription drugs from their parents’ medicine cabinet as “easy”. By ridding their medicine cabinets of unwanted medications, Arkansans have destroyed over 62 tons of pills, thereby removing the potential for diversion and contributing to a significant reduction in the rate of Arkansas youth prescription abuse over the past three years. The Greenwood Police Department is encouraging area residents to continue their successful efforts to drive down prescription drug abuse in Arkansas by taking a few minutes to drop off drugs for location for disposal.

This 2015 Take Back event is supported by Greenwood Police Department in collaboration with the Office of the Drug Director, the DEA Little Rock Field Office, the Arkansas National Guard, Arkansas Rotary Clubs, the Arkansas State Board of Pharmacy, the Arkansas Department of Health and over 170 other law enforcement and governmental agencies, community organizations and public health providers who comprise the Arkansas Prescription Drug Coalition. Please visit www.artakeback.org for additional information, Contact Lt. Brad Hobbs, Greenwood Police Department at (479) ­996-­4119.

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