Prescription Drug Abuse and Drop off Locations
Taking prescription drugs not prescribed for you by a doctor or in a way that hasn’t been recommended by a doctor, can be more dangerous than you think. In fact, it can be fatal.
Prescription drugs are the third most commonly abused category of drugs, behind alcohol and marijuana and ahead of cocaine, heroin, and methamphetamine. Some prescription drugs can become addictive, especially when used in a manner inconsistent with their labeling by someone other than the patient for whom they were prescribed, or when taken in a manner or dosage other than prescribed. Overall, an estimated 48 million people have abused prescription drugs, representing nearly 20% of the U.S. population.
The prescription drug medications that are most commonly abused include:
- Pain relievers
- Tranquilizers and sedatives
NCADD offers two facts sheets on prescriptiond drugs. Please click in each title to view or download:
For additional information about specific prescription drugs by drug category, street name, how it is used and health risks: Selected Prescription Drugs With Potential For Abuse.
Northwest Arkansas Prescription Drug Drop Off Locations
Feel free to stop by any on these locations to drop off you unwanted prescription drugs properly and safely. If you have any questions feel free to contact your nearest drop off location.
Bella Vista Police Department 105 Town Center, Bella Vista Phone: 479-855-3771
Benton County Sheriff’s Office SW 14th Street, Bentonville Phone: 479-271-1008
Centerton Police Department 220 Municipal Drive, Centerton Phone: 479-795-4431
Gentry Police Department 100 East Main, Gentry Phone: 479-736-8400
Gravette Police Department 606 1st Avenue SE, Gravette Phone: 479-787-6948
Lowell Police Department 214 North Lincoln Street, Lowell Phone: 479-659-8888
Pea Ridge Police Department 187 Slack Street, Pea Ridge Phone: 479-451-8220
Rogers Police Department 1905 S Dixieland Road, Rogers Phone: 479-636-4141
Siloam Springs Police Department 100 US-412, Siloam Springs Phone: 479-524-4118
Elkins Police Department 1874 Stokenburg Road, Elkins Phone: 479-643-2600
Farmington Police Department 354 West Main, Farmington Phone: 479-267-3411
Greenland Police Department #8 E. Ross Street, Greenland Phone: 479-521-5760
Johnson Police Department 2904 Main Drive, Fayetteville Phone: 479-521-3192
Lincoln Police Department 106 Arthur Ave. S, Lincoln Phone: 479-824-3351
Prairie Grove Police Dept. 955 E. Douglas Street, Prairie Grove Phone: 479-846-3270
Springdale Police Department 201 Spring Street, Springdale Phone: 479-751-4542
Tontitown Police Department 235 Henri De Tonti, Springdale Phone: 479-361-2700
University of Arkansas Police Dept. 155 S Razorback Rd, Fayetteville Phone: 479-575-2222
VA Medical Center *Veterans Only* 1100 North College Avenue, Fayetteville Phone: 479-443-4301
Washington County Courthouse 280 North College Ave., Fayetteville Phone: 479-444-1526
Washington County Sheriff’s Office 1155 Clydesdale Dr., Fayetteville Phone: 479-444-5700
West Fork Police Department 262 West Main Street, West Fork Phone: 479-839-2300
Madison County Courthouse 201 Main Street, Huntsville Phone: 479-738-2747
Madison County Sheriff’s Office 202 N Gaskill, Huntsville Phone: 479-738-2320
Carroll County Sheriff’s Office 205 Hailey Road, Berryville Phone: 870-423-2901
We have locations all over Northwest Arkansas for dropping off you unwanted prescriptions drugs. Below is a list of locations and all our partners that make the possible.
Information provided by https://ncadd.org/learn-about-drugs/prescription-drugs