Prescription drug Take Back Day set
POCAHONTAS—The annual Arkansas Drug Take Back Day will be held Saturday, Oct. 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Pocahontas Police Department. This year’s theme is ‘30K Save The Day.’
Among the many goals of the 18th Arkansas Drug Take Back Day is the opportunity for residents to set a new record by dropping off 30,000 pounds of prescription medications. The“30K Save The Day” theme also promotes the overall goal of saving lives.
“We’ve came close in years past to reaching the 30,000 pound goal,” said Arkansas Drug Director Kirk Lane. “The more we can get people to monitor, secure and properly dispose of the medications, the more we can save lives through less accessibility of those that can intentionally or unintentionally abuse or misuse them. The educational opportunities about prevention with ‘30K Save The Day’ is also an important goal, alongside the collection and environmentally safe disposal aspect.”
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