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Commonwealth of Virginia
Office of the Attorney General

Mark Herring
Attorney General

202 North Ninth Street
Richmond, Virginia 23219

 

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Phone: (804)786-5874 
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DRUG DISPOSAL KITS NOW AVAILABLE THROUGHOUT VIRGINIA

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

RICHMOND(November 10, 2016)-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:

 

 

Click here for an interactive map of drug disposal kit distribution sites.

 

 

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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