October 8, 2016

October 8, 2016 - Pain Medication Take-Back Event

10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Pioneer High School, Main Street entrance

601 W Stadium, Ann Arbor (Directions)

Free

Questions?  Contact Kristin Bennett at 734-998-0455 or krisbenn@med.umich.edu.

Dispose of unwanted, expired or unused medications at this free event.

Dispose of your medications safely.

On October 8, 2016 from 10:00-2:00, join the Division of Pain Research (Department of Anesthesiology) and the Ann Arbor Police Department to battle the very frightening but real trend of prescription drug abuse in teens.

In Washtenaw County alone, unintentional or undetermined opioid pain reliever overdoses more than doubled from 2014 to 2015 for residents 21 or younger.  Behind marijuana, prescription drugs are the second most abused substance among teens today.  Many teens mistakenly view prescriptions as a medically safe way to get high.  Prescription pain relievers, such as OxyContin and Vicodin, are most commonly abused and teens can get these easily from their homes.  Help us keep our teens and children safe.

What to do with unwanted, expired or unused medicines in your home?

  1. Dispose of through a take-back event or local drop box (link below);
  2. Secure your medicine;
  3. Talk to your children about the dangers of prescription drug abuse.

For more information, click on the links below:

Stop Medication Abuse 

Teen Drug Abuse

Partnership for Drug-Free Kids

Washtenaw County Drop-Off Locations