Drug Disposal Kits Now Available throughout Virginia

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~ Attorney General Herring secured the donation of 80,000 individually-sized drug disposal kits that are now available through state facilities and law enforcement, healthcare, and nonprofit agencies ~

RICHMOND, Va. – Beginning today, Virginians with excess or unused prescription opioids or other drugs can pick up a drug deactivation kit at one of dozens of locations throughout the Commonwealth. Attorney General Mark R. Herring secured the donation of 80,000 drug deactivation kits capable of safely disposing of 3.6 million leftover prescription pills as part of his comprehensive strategy to address the heroin and prescription opioid crisis. Kits are being distributed at Virginia Department of Health Clinics, Community Service Boards, and law enforcement, healthcare, and nonprofit agencies in every community in Virginia. The list of distribution sites is listed below, as well as an interactive map of sites, and Virginians are encouraged to call before going to pick up a kit to confirm availability.

“Disposing of unused and unneeded prescriptions is an important part of fighting the opioid crisis that so often starts in the medicine cabinet with abuse or misuse of otherwise legally prescribed painkillers,” said Attorney General Herring. “These kits are going to make it easy for Virginians to safely and quickly dispose of excess prescriptions before they can be abused, misused, or accidentally ingested. I’m really glad we were able to make these so widely available through our partnership with VDH and other community partners around the Commonwealth.”

All kits are available at no charge to Virginians or the Commonwealth. Approximately 50,000 kits are being distributed in partnership with the Virginia Department of Health, while an additional 30,000 are being distributed through local hospitals, law enforcement agencies, pharmacies, and nonprofits that applied to distribute kits.

There is a strong link between misuse of prescription opioids, opioid addiction, and even later use of heroin once prescriptions become too expensive or are no longer accessible. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse:

  • Half of young people who used heroin got started by abusing prescription opioids.
  • One in fifteen individuals who misuse prescription opioid painkillers will try heroin within 10 years.
  • The number of opioid prescriptions has nearly tripled over the last 25 years, and the United States now accounts for nearly 100 percent of the world’s hydrocodone prescriptions and 81 percent for oxycodone.
  • The number of Americans abusing heroin nearly doubled from 2007 to 2012, with nearly 700,000 now abusing heroin.

In Virginia, abuse and overdose deaths continue to rise:

  • Prescription opioid overdose deaths have risen 44 percent between 2007 and 2015, from 399 deaths to 576.
  • Heroin overdose deaths have risen more than 600 percent between 2010 and 2015, from 48 to 342.
  • Fentanyl deaths have risen 367 percent from 2007 to 2015, from 48 to 224.
  • More than 500 people went to a Virginia emergency room from a heroin overdose in the first four months of 2016, a 250% increase over 2015.

Attorney General Herring has made combating the heroin and prescription opioid epidemic a top priority, attacking the problem with a multifaceted approach that includes enforcement, education, prevention, and legislation to encourage reporting of overdoses in progress, expand the availability of naloxone, and expand access to the Prescription Monitoring Program. He has supported federal efforts to improve the availability of treatment and recovery resources and recently partnered with U.S. Attorney Dana Boente to create the Hampton Roads Heroin Working Group to develop holistic, community-driven solutions to the heroin and opioid crisis.

Kits are available at the following locations throughout the Commonwealth, and Virginians are encouraged to contact the distribution partner to ensure kits are still available:

 

 

ORGANIZATION NAME LOCATION PHONE NUMBER
SHENANDOAH VALLEY
Central Shenandoah Health Districts 1414 N Augusta St Staunton VA 24402 540-332-7830
Rockbridge Community Service Board 241 Greenhouse Rd Lexington VA 24450 540-462-6639
Great Augusta Prevention Partners 900 Nelson St Staunton VA 24401 540-332-3806
Central Shenandoah Valley Office on Youth 413 Port Republic Road Waynesboro, VA 22908 540-942-6757
Rockingham Memorial Hospital and Martha Jefferson Hospital 2010 Health Campus Dr Harrisonburg VA 22801
Rockbridge/Lexington Health District 300 White Street Lexington, VA 24450

(540) 463-3185

Rockingham Harrisonburg Health District 110 North Mason Street Harrisonburg, VA 22801

(540) 574-5100

Waynesboro City Health District 211 West 12th Street Waynesboro, VA 22980

(540) 949-0137

NORTHWEST
Lord Fairfax Health District 10 Baker Street Winchester, VA 24402 540-772-3470
NorthWestern Community Service Board 501 S Cameron St, Winchester, VA 22601 (540) 636-4250
Frederick County Sheriffs Office 1080 Coverstone Dr, Winchester, VA 22602 (540) 662-6168
Northern Shenandoah Valley Substance Abuse Coalition
Environmental Health 107 North Kent Street Suite 201 Winchester, VA 22601

(540) 722-3480

Clarke County Health District 100 North Buckmarsh Street Berryville VA 22611

(540) 955-1033

Page County Health District 75 Court Lane Luray VA 22835

(540) 743-6528

Shenandoah County Health District 494 North Main Street Suite 100 Woodstock, VA 22664

(540) 459-3733

Warren County Health District 465 West 15th Street Suite 200 Front Royal VA 22630

(540) 635-3159

CENTRAL
Greene Pharmacy 331 Main Street Standardsville, VA 434-985-3424
Madison County Commonwealth Attorneys office 15 Court Square Madison, VA

(540) 948-7000

UVA Student Health Pharmacy (*Kits will be available next week*) 400 Brandon Ave, Charlottesville, VA 434-924-1544
Blue Ridge Poison Center at UVA (*Kits will be available next week*) 1222 Jefferson Park Ave Charlottesville VA 434-982-4386
UVA  Hospital (*Kits will be available next week*) PO Box 800674 434-465-8045
Rappahannock/Rapidan Health District 450 N Madison Road Orange VA 22960

(540) 308-6070

Thomas Jefferson Health District (*Kits will be available next week*) 1138 Rose Hill Dr Charlottesville VA 22903

(434) 972-4563

Central VA Health District 307 Alleghany Ave Lynchburg VA 24501

(434) 477-5932

Piedmont Health District 111 South St Farmville VA 23901

(434) 392-3984

Horizon Behavioral Health 2215 Langhorne Road Suite 103 Lynchburg, VA 24501
NORTHERN  VIRGINIA
PWC Community Service 7969 Ashton Ave Manassas ,VA
Arlington Community Service Board 2100 Washington Blvd, 3rd Floor, Arlington VA 22204
Alexandria Health District 4480 King St Alexandria VA 22302

(703) 746-4908

Arlington Health District 2100 Washington Blvd, 2rd Floor, Arlington VA 22204

(703) 228-1211

Fairfax Health District 3750 Old Lee Highway Fairfax VA 22030

(703) 246-7113

Fairfax Falls Church Community Service Board 8221 Willow Oaks Corporate Drive Suite 3 East Fairfax VA 22031

(703) 324-7000

Rappahannock Health District 1320 Central Park Blvd Suite 300 Fredericksburg VA

(540) 322-5934

Loudoun Health District 1 Harrison St SE Leesburg VA 20177

(703) 792-6309

Fairfax County Health Department – Annandale 7611 Little River Turnpike Suite 400 E Annandale, VA 22003

(703) 534-8343

Fairfax County Health Department – Herndon/Reston 1850 Cameron Glen Drive Suite 100 Reston, VA 20190

(703) 482-4242

Fairfax County Health Department Mt. Vernon/Alexandria 8350 Richmond Highway Suite 233 Alexandria, VA 22309

(703) 704-5203

Fairfax County Health Department – Springfield 8136 Old Keene Mill Road The Cary Building Suite A100 Springfield, VA 22152

(703) 569-1031

Alexandria Health District – Casey Health Center Pharmacy 1200 North Howard Street Alexandria VA 22304

(703) 746-4850

SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA
Cumberland Plateau Health District 224 Clydesway Drive Lebanon VA 24266

(276) 889-7621

Lenowisco Health District 134 Roberts Ave SW Wise VA 24293

(276) 638-2311

Mount Rogers Health District (*Kits will be available next week*) 201 Francis Marion Lane Marion VA 24354

(276) 274-0555

New River Health District 210 South Pepper St Suite A Christiansburg VA 24073

(540) 585-3355

Roanoke Health District 1502 Williamson Road Roanoke VA 24012

(540) 204-9441

Mount Rogers Community Service Board 540 West Main Street Wytheville VA 24382

(276) 238-5600

Dickenson County Behavioral Health 440 Fox Town Road Clintwood VA 24228

(276) 925-1680

Abingdon Police Department (*Kits will be available next week*) 425 West Main Street Abingdon, VA 276-492-2190
Food City Pharmacy (*Kits will be available next week*) 145 West Lee Highway Chilhowie, VA 276-646-2941
New Horizons Healthcare Clinic 3716 Melrose Ave NW Roanoke VA 540-283-2555
Roanoke Police Department 5925 Cove Road Roanoke VA (540)777-8651
Washington County Sheriff’s Office (*Kits will be available next week*) 20281 Rustic Lane Abingdon VA 276-676-6038
Bristol Dept of Social Services (*Kits will be available next week*) 621 Washington Street Bristol VA 276-645-7456
Highland Community Services (*Kits will be available next week*) 610 Campus Drive Abingdon VA 276-525-1422
Roanoke Sheriff’s Office 340 Campbell Ave SW, Roanoke, VA 24016 :(540) 853-2941
Twin County Prevention Coalition 6999 Carrollton Pike, Suite 1, Galax, VA 24333 276-238-9700
Prevention Council of Roanoke 5937 Cove Rd. Roanoke, VA 24019 540-353-5682
Frontier Health 43 Champions Ave, Big Stone Gap, VA 24219 276-523-8341
Appalachian Coalition for Substance Abuse 113 Cumberland Road, Cedar Bluff, VA 24609 276-964-670
Washington County Prevention Coalition 610 Campus Drive, Abingdon, VA
Lee County Health Department 134 Hill Street Jonesville VA 24263
Scott County Health Department 190 Beech Street Suite 102 Gate City VA 24251
Floyd  County Health Department 123 Parkview Road NE Floyd, VA 24091
Pulaski County Health Department 170 Fourth Street NW Pulaski VA 24301
Radford City Health Department 220 East Main Street Radford VA 24141
Bland County Health Department 209 Jackson Street Bland, VA 24315

(276) 688-3642

Bristol Health Department 205 Piedmont Avenue Bristol, VA 24201

(276) 642-7335

Carroll County Health Department 605-15 Pine Street Hillsville, VA 24343

(276) 730-3180

Grayson County Health Department 186 West Main Street Independence, VA 24348

(276) 773-2961

Galax City Health Department 502 South Main Street Galax, VA 24333

(276) 236-6127

Washington Health Department 15068 Lee Highway Suite 1000 Bristol, VA 24202

(276) 676-5604

Bath County Health Department 51 Court House Road Warm Springs, VA 24484

(540) 839-7246

Buena Vista City Health Department 2270 Magnolia Avenue Buena Vista, VA 24416

(540) 261-2149

Highland County Health District 140 Fleischer Ave Monterey, VA 24465

(540) 468-2270

SOUTHSIDE
Franklin County Sheriff’s Office 70 East Court Street Rocky Mount, VA

(540) 482-6717

Martinsville Police Department 55 West Church Street Martinsville VA 276.403.5313
Piedmont Community Services Board 24 Clay Street Martinsville VA 24112
Pittsylvania/Danville Health District 326 Taylor Drive Danville VA 24541

(434) 799-5190

295 Commonwealth Blvd Martinsville VA 24114

(276) 638-2311

Southside Health District 969 Madison St Boydton VA 23917

(434) 738-6545

Franklin County Health Department 365 Pell AV Rocky Mount, VA 24151

(540) 484-0292

Patrick County Health Department 106 Rucker Street Suite 123 Stuart, VA 24171

(276) 693-2070

RICHMOND AREA
Chesterfield Health District 9501 Lucy Corr Circle Chesterfield VA 23803

(804) 748-1705

Crater Health District 301 Halifax St Petersburg VA 23803

(804) 862-8928

Chickahominy Health District 12312 Washington Highway Ashland VA 23005

(804) 365-4354

Henrico Health District 8600 Dixon Powers Drive Richmond VA 23228

(804) 501-4953

Richmond City Health District 400 East Cary St Richmond VA 23219

(804) 482-5479

Our Lady of Lourdes Church Parish Nurses 8200 Woodman Road Henrico VA 804-262-7215
Chesterfield Sheriff’s Office 6900 Mimms Drive Chesterfield VA 804-748-1275
VCU Health 1200 East Broad St, West Hospital, Richmond VA 804-628-4365
Substance Abuse Free Environment 1411 Johnston Willis Drive North Chesterfield

(410) 200-5613

Chesterfield County Police 2730 Hicks Road North Chesterfield VA 804-706-2668
Mount Level Baptist Church 901 Wills Road Amelia

(804) 321-4690

Goochland Powhatan Community Services 3058 River Road West Goochland VA
Henrico Mental Health Services 10299 Woodman Road Glen Allen VA 23060

(804) 727-8515

Henrico Prevention Services 4825 Laburnum Ave Henrico VA 23231

(804) 727-8100

Henrico 2 Smart 2 Start 2204 Mountain Road, Glen Allen, VA 23060

(804) 553-4341

Chesterfield Mental Health 6801 Lucy Corr Boulevard Chesterfield, VA 23832
Dinwiddie Health Department 12318 Boydton Plank Road Dinwiddie, VA 23841

(804) 469-3771

Greensville/Emporia Health Department 140 Uriah Branch Way Emporia, VA 23847

(434) 469-3771

Hopewell City Health Department 1501 West City Point Road Hopewell, VA 23860

(804) 458-1297

Prince George Health District 6450 Administration Drive Prince George, VA 23875

(8047) 633-2630

Surry County Health Department 474 Colonial Trail West Dendron, VA 23839

(757) 294-3185

Sussex Health Department 20103 Princeton Road Sussex, VA 23884

(434) 246-8611

HAMPTON ROADS
Chesapeake Health District 748 Battlefield Blvd North Chesapeake VA 23320

(757) 382-8650

Eastern Shore Health District 7114 Lankford Highway Nassawadox VA 23413

(757) 302-4234

Hampton  Health District 3130 Victoria Blvd Hampton VA 23661

(757) 315-3781

Norfolk Health District 830 Southampton Ave Suite 200 Norfolk VA 23510

(757) 683-8781

Three Rivers Health District 2780 Puller Highway Saluda VA 23149

(804) 693-1413

Peninsula Health District 416 J Clyde Morris Blvd Newport News VA 23601

(757) 594-8482

Western Tidewater Health District 135  Hall Ave Suite A Suffolk VA 23434

(757) 514-4766

Virginia Beach Health District 4452 Corporation Lane Virginia Beach VA 23462

(757) 518-2630

Portsmouth Health District 1701 High St Suite 102 Portsmouth VA 23704

(757) 393-8585

Chesapeake Community Services Board 224  Great Bridge Blvd  Chesapeake VA 23320
Virginia Beach Department of Human Services 258 Witchduck Road, Suite 2-C Virginia Beach VA 23462

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