The Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) program has been used in Arkansas for years. Under the program, police officers are trained to recognize certain signs and behaviors associated with impairment from drug use, and they can make arrests based on such assessments.
In recent years, there has been an apparent increase in the number of young adults in Arkansas and elsewhere who suffer from chronic pain. You or someone you know might be struggling with neck or back pain from an athletic injury. Or perhaps you are one of many who suffer from frequent migraines. Across the nation, doctors' offices are full of patients requesting help for pain relief, many of them under age 25.