Prescription Abuse FACTS:
Over 60% of teens report that getting drugs from family medicine cabinets is easy.
More than 70% of abused prescription drugs have been obtained from family and friends.
Since the first Take Back event in 2010, Arkansas has collected more than 41 tons of pills.
Since 2010, the youth prescription abuse rate in Arkansas has declined each year.
The take back program is designed to prevent pill abuse and theft by offering Arkansans the opportunity to rid their homes of unneeded medications. Collected drugs are disposed of in an environmentally responsible manner, and the service is free and anonymous, with no questions asked by participating law enforcement agencies.
Four of the nation's five most food insecure states are Mississippi (#1), Alabama (#3), Louisiana (#4), and Arkansas (#5)
28.2% of Arkansas households with children experience food insecurity
Almost 1 in 5 families without children are food insecure.
Hunger organizations will be set up alongside law enforcement officers at selected Take Back sites to collect food for families in need. Food donations will then be distributed to hungry families in the same communities from which they were collected.
Copyright 2015 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.