LITTLE ROCKâ€” The director of the nation's drug policy office says treatment and education are the most effective tools to combat drug abuse.
Drug czar R. Gil Kerlikowske said Thursday in Little Rock that law enforcement is also part of the equation but said addressing addiction as a public health issue is the main focus of his mission.
Kerlikowske told about 700 people gathered for a state conference on prescription drug abuse that abuse rates nationally are showing some improvement.
BRYANT â€“ The Benton McClendonâ€™s Appliances and Bryant Black Sox finished up their respective regular seasons on Tuesday night at Hornets Field in Bryant, with the Sox coming away with an 8-1 victory. Bryant starter Tryce Schalchlin and reliever Ozzie Hurt combined on a one-hitter against the McClendonâ€™s.
â€śItâ€™s been like that all year,â€ť Bryant Coach Darren Hurt said. â€śOur pitching has just been solid. No matter who we throw up there, weâ€™re six deep. They all give us quality innings and it wasnâ€™t any different [Tuesday] night.â€ť