Pain Research

It's time for the most important spring cleaning you can do—inside your medicine cabinet.

Two-thirds of teens who report abuse of prescription medicine are getting them from friends, family and acquaintances. Be sure to safeguard your home, so the teens in your life don’t have access to your medicine.

If you cannot attend one of the events mentioned below, please checkout the drop-off locations around Michigan on this map.

 

Michigan Medication Take-Back Events

Saturday, May 20

10:00 - 2:00PM

 

Ann Arbor Take-Back Event
Ann Arbor Police Department and the University of Michigan, Department of Anesthesiology
Pioneer High School - parking lot

Escanaba
Hosted by Escanaba Public Safety and Walgreens
Walgreen's Pharmacy - by pharmacy counter
2301 Ludington St.
Escanaba, MI 49829
click Here for directions

Jackson
Hosted by Jackson Police Department and Henry Ford Health System/ Allegiance Health
Jackson Police Department - main lobby
316 Washington Ave
Jackson, MI 49201
Click Here for directions

Pontiac
Hosted by St. Joseph Mercy Oakland and Oakland County Sheriff
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital - front lobby
44405 Woodward Avenue
Pontiac, MI
Click Here for directions

Saginaw
Hosted by Saginaw Township Police Department and CMU Health
Heritage High School - parking lot
3465 N. Center Rd.
Saginaw, MI 48306
Click Here for directions

Traverse City
Hosted by Traverse City Police Department and Munson Medical Center
Thomas Judd Care Center - in front of Center
3529 W. Front St.
Traverse City, MI 49684
Click Here for directions

Accepted: Pills, Capsules, & Patches

Not Accepted: Syringes, Needles, Lancets, & Liquids

Please contact Kristin Bennett at (743)-998-0455 or krisbenn@med.umich.edu  with questions

 

  

News

April 12, 2017

Opioids After Surgery: Which Patients Don't Stop When They Should

"The first time many patients in the United States take prescription opioid painkillers is following surgery. But not everyone puts away the pills: In a new study, researchers found that 6 percent of patients continued to use the drugs for at least three months after surgery."

April 11, 2017

Opioids after surgery: Which patients don't stop when they should

"The first time many patients in the United States take prescription opioid painkillers is following surgery. But not everyone puts away the pills: In a new study, researchers found that 6 percent of patients continued to use the drugs for at least three months after surgery."