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Northwest Arkansas faces the same drug issues as the majority of our country. To start with, alcohol, tobacco and illegal drug abuse have a negative impact on the unborn and young children of our society. Users often develop health issues related to the drug's consumption that tax our local health institutions raising the overall cost for everyone. These substances are also responsible for numerous driving accidents that often cause serious injuries and death to innocent victims. There are about 175 alcohol / drug related fatal and injury car crashes yearly.
Approximately 25% of school age kids will be offered illegal drugs, usually by their peers, before they graduate highschool. 10% of students admit to being drunk or high at school. The drugs most often related to Benton County drug abuse cases (in order of most to least) are: Alcohol, Methamphetamine, Marijuana, Amphetamines, all forms of Cocaine. A state average shows that about 50% of the population consume alcohol on a regular basis with about 14% regularly binge drinking, around 30% use tobacco products, over 15% use marijuana, over 12% use inhalants, and over 12% abuse prescription drugs.
Knowing there is a problem is a big step in the right direction. Knowing that support is essential to addiction recovery is also extremely valuable. Addicts need friends and family that they can depend on for encouragement, comfort and guidance. Knowing when the problem is too big and seeking therapist, counselors, healthcare providers, the faith community and even recovering addicts is very important. Denying the problem and hiding from the truth is always the wrong thing to do. Remember too, that addictions are most often a result from depression, anxiety, stress, low self-esteem, peer pressure and boredom. Current research shows that abuse stems from a choice that can be prevented in many cases simply by education of the resulting ramifications.
If you want to report a crime in progress, please call 911.
Click the online crime report button below to fill out a short drug activity form that will only require a few moments of your time. You have the choice to report your information anonymously or provide us with your contact information in order to help us further in the investigation.
Drug Dealers: Is your drug dealing competition costing you time and money? The Benton County Sheriff's Office offers a free 24/7 service to help with your problem. Simply click the report button above and secretly turn in your rival.
The Division of Behavioral Health Services (of Arkansas DHS) has diagnostic evaluation, treatment planning, individual therapy, group therapy, medication management, case management, crisis services, vocational, housing and educational support, transportation, and rehabilitative and day treatment services available.