Ashley County Opioid Dashboard – Arkansas Takeback

Ashley County Opioid Dashboard

Ashley County Opioid Dashboard

A rural area of South Arkansas, Ashley County’s economy is based off of timber and agriculture. It is named after Chester Ashley, a prominent attorney and U.S. Senator from 1844-1848. The county also has six protected areas: Overflow National Wildlife Refuge, Felsenthal National Wildlife Refuge, three Wildlife Management Areas and the Crossett Experimental Forest. 

Rural areas often struggle with proper resources to combat the fast growing Substance Use Disorder that is why we not only made this page specifically for you to view the opioid crisis in this county, we also offer numerous resources and information throughout our entire website. After you view this page, be sure to check out the rest of to find useful resources and information to guide you on how you can help reduce substance misuse (also reduces crimes) and save lives.

Ashley County Overdose Deaths

wdt_ID Year Overdose Deaths Rate Population Opioid Rx Rate
1 2018 5 24.94 20,046 115.40
2 2019 1 5.09 19,657 102.60
3 2020 4 20.98 19,062 97.20
4 2021 2 10.71 18,674 85.60

Ashley County Narcotic Arrests

wdt_ID Year Arrests Rate per 10k
1 2017 77 37.96
10 2018 65 32.43
11 2019 99 50.36
12 2020 86 45.12
13 2021 112 58.76

Medical Assisted Treatment


Ferguson Rural Health Clinic

1641 S. Whitehead Drive

De Witt, AR 72042



Ashley County Peer Recovery Specialists

wdt_ID First Name Last Name Email Phone Number Certification
1 Ron Worbington 870-919-0751 Peer Recovery Specialist

State TOTAL Lives Saved: Arkansas Naloxone Project

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