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The Accidental Poisoning Prevention Program is to reduce or eliminate accidental poisoning deaths, hospitalizations, and emergency department visits for all Arkansans. This will be done by increasing participation in Drug Take Back events, increasing utilization of evidence-based and best practice programs and interventions, integrating prevention efforts across service sectors, increasing timeliness and usefulness of surveillance system, and improving the ability to collect, analyze, and use information.
The Arkansas Municipal League was founded in 1934 and exists for a threefold purpose:
- to act as the official representative of Arkansas cities and towns before the state and federal governments;
- to provide a clearinghouse for information and answers; and,
- to offer a forum for discussion and sharing of mutual concerns.
The Arkansas Department of Services Division of Aging, Adult, and Behavioral Health Services focuses on two populations: Arkansans who need behavioral health services, such as mental health and substance abuse treatment, and adults with physical disabilities and aging Arkansans who need services to stay in their homes and communities.
Since 1804 the Arkansas National Guard has proudly served as a community-based, combat-proven force of citizen Soldiers and Airmen. Over 8,600 men and women continue to achieve greatness as we move forward in the global war on terrorism, protect our homeland and serve as leaders in our communities as a competent, capable and diverse force.
Attorney General of Arkansas Tim Griffin was elected on November 8, 2022. As part of each county Mobile Office, the Attorney General’s office partners with a local law enforcement agency to collect prescription medicines, over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, pet medicines, medicated ointments and lotions, inhalers, liquid medicines in glass or leak-proof containers and medicine samples as part of a prescription drug take back event.
In 2022, the Arkansas Municipal League and the Arkansas Association of Counties came together to create the Arkansas Opioid Recovery Partnership (ARORP), which represents an unprecedented, united front between the representatives of local government against opioid misuse in Arkansas. Using the Arkansas Opioids MOU, settlement agreements, and court orders approving settlements and bankruptcies, ARORP will fund evidenced-based programs and strategies to abate the opioid epidemic in Arkansas’s cities and counties.
The purpose of the Arkansas State Board of Pharmacy is to promote, preserve, and protect the public health, safety, and welfare by and through the effective regulation of the many aspects of the drug delivery system. The agency licenses and regulates not only pharmacists and pharmacies, but also the distribution system where there is sale, delivery, or distribution of prescription drugs, medical gases, durable medical equipment, and legend devices.
The mission of the Arkansas State Police is to protect human life and property in the state of Arkansas by providing the highest quality of law enforcement services to the public.
We serve as the official voice for Arkansas counties. The overall purpose of the Association of Arkansas Counties (AAC) is to work for the improvement of county government in the state of Arkansas.
Our mission is to provide our community with a professional, progressive, community-oriented police department. We strive to serve our citizens with the utmost courtesy and concern for their needs with an emphasis on integrity and fairness. We conduct ourselves in such a manner as to instill confidence and pride in the Benton Police Department by the community. We strive to protect the constitutional rights of everyone. Our purpose is to create an atmosphere of safety and security in our community.
The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) was established in 1973 as the federal organization in charge of enforcing the controlled substances laws of the United States. We are experts in drug law enforcement: Special Agents, Diversion Investigators, Forensic Scientists, Intelligence Research Specialists and highly trained support staff and we work together as one team to keep Americans safe from dangerous drugs and those that traffic in them. On DEA.gov you will find out about who we are, what we do and the drug laws we enforce as well as career opportunities – it is yours to explore. Welcome!
Office of the Arkansas State Drug Director
The Arkansas State Drug Director is appointed by the Governor of Arkansas and leads the state’s prevention, treatment, and recovery strategy. The Drug Director works with communities across the state to abate substance misuse in Arkansas.
MidSOUTH is a training and education organization that equips practitioners, providers, and advocates with the essential tools to empower oppressed and vulnerable populations and make community-wide improvement through continuing education in the areas of child welfare, healthy families / family support, prevention, and addictions.
The Criminal Justice Institute (CJI) is a campus of the University of Arkansas System that serves a unique population of non-traditional students—certified law enforcement professionals who are actively employed within our State’s police departments and sheriff’s offices.
The O.P.A.L. Program is providing adults aged 65 and older and their caregiver(s) an opportunity to learn more about opioid pain medications, non-opioid pain medications and integrative medicine therapies like Tai Chi, Yoga, mindfulness meditation and other therapies for the management of chronic pain.