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AARP Arkansas Hosts Documentary Film "Chasing the Dragon"


With the opioid cr isis affecting many Arkansans, sometimes we do not consider ways we may individually help address this issue. Individuals who have expired medications, especially pain medications, in their homes are one of the most unintentional facilitators of prescription drug abuse. AARP wanted to provide an opportunity to inform individuals of ways they may keep their families safe from addiction.

Monday, April 22nd, AARP Arkansas will host a showing of the documentary film Chasing the Dragon at the Oley E. Rooker Library at 11:30 a.m. We will also have a representative from the FBI – Little Rock field office present. PharmD Eric Crumbaugh will be there to share policies on the administering of prescription narcotics. With National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day coming up on the 27 th, we thought it would be great to offer an event that would inform individuals, especially those 50+, about how they can assist in combating the opioid crisis.

We know there isn’t just ONE solution to combat this crisis, but starting at home has a significant impact in keeping your family safe from prescription drug addiction. Staying informed of policy changes that affect the prescribing of prescription narcotics, which many people with chronic health issues depend on, is also very important as we continue this conversation.


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