Arkansas has implemented measures to combat this problem by decreasing the availability of prescription drugs and properly disposing of expired and unneeded medication through the Arkansas Take Back program. This is an important step that has resulted in the removal of more than 72 tons of unneeded medication from homes in the state.
The Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act will build on these successes in the fight against this epidemic and provide our communities with the tools they need to improve response to addiction and promote treatment and recovery.
This bill can help give communities the ability to combat the growing opioid epidemic in Arkansas and across the country by expanding prevention efforts, supporting law enforcement, combating overdoses and expanding access to treatment. I’m committed to providing Arkansas communities the resources they need to fight this epidemic.
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