People across Michigan can dispose of unneeded medications this Saturday at more than 80 locations across 46 Michigan counties and in northern Indiana that have partnered with a U-M team that's working to fight a national epidemic prescription drug misuse and abuse, and reduce the risk of accidental poisoning and overdose.
The Michigan Opioid Prescribing Engagement Network (Michigan OPEN) has worked with hospitals, pharmacies, community organizations and police departments around the state to host medication take back events on Saturday, Oct. 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Research has found that about 70 percent of the opioid pain medications prescribed for surgery go unused and those medications are not disposed of. This increases the potential for these medications to be diverted back into the community or contaminate waterways. However, Michigan OPEN’s efforts with take back events have led to more than 9,600 pounds of unused medications and approximately 172,700 opioids being collected and properly disposed of.
Take back events provide a safe process for disposing of unused medications of all kinds while protecting communities, children and the environment. Learn more about safe medication disposal and Takeback events throughout Michigan by visiting http://michigan-open.org/.
The following sites have partnered with U-M; to find other locations across Michigan and the entire U.S. that will take medications on Oct. 26, visit https://takebackday.dea.gov/ and https://recovertogether.withgoogle.com/prevention/. To find locations across Michigan that take medications back year-round, visit https://michigan-open.org/safe-opioid-disposal/disposal-map/.
Note: Washtenaw County held its Takeback Day events on Oct. 19, but drop-off locations are available year-round on the Michigan-OPEN map.
Plainwell: Walmart, 412 Oaks Crossing
Alpena: Alpena Senior Citizens Center, 501 River St.
Hastings: Walgreens, 126 N. Broadway
Bay City: Walmart, 3921 Wilder Rd.
Benton Harbor: Walmart, 1400 Mall Dr.
St. Joseph: Lakeland Center for Outpatient Services, 3900 Hollywood Rd.
Watervliet: Lakeland Hospital Watervliet, 400 Mercy Park Dr.
Coldwater: Walmart, 800 E. Chicago St.
Battle Creek: Walmart, 6020 B Drive North
Cheboygan: Walmart, 1150 S. Main St.
Sault Sainte-Marie: Walmart, 3763 I-75 Business Spur
Saint Johns: Walmart, 1165 Superior Dr.
Escanaba: Walmart, 601 N. Lincoln Rd.
Iron Mountain: Walmart, 1920 S. Stephenson Ave.
Charlotte: Eaton County Sheriff Dept., 1025 Independence Blvd.
Lansing: Eaton County Sheriff – Delta Twp. Substation, 7736 Administration Rd.
Petoskey: Walmart, 1850 Anderson Rd.
Flint: Ascension/Genesys PACE of Genesee County, 412 E. First St.
Flint: Hasselbring Senior Center, 1002 W. Homes Ave.
Grand Traverse County
Traverse City: Walmart, 2640 Crossing Circle
Alma: Walmart, 7700 N. Alger Rd.
Jonesville: Walmart, 701 Olds St.
Houghton: Walmart, 995 Razorback Dr.
Lansing: Walmart, 3225 Centre Blvd.
Okemos: Walmart, 5110 Times Square Pl.
Belding: Belding Police Department, 120 Pleasant St.
Ionia: Ionia County Sheriff Office, 133 Adams St.
Ionia: Walmart, 3062 S. State Rd.
Lake Odessa: Lake Odessa Police Department, 839 4th Ave.
Portland: Portland Police Department, 773 E. Grand River Ave.
Mt. Pleasant: Walmart, 4730 Encore Dr.
Kalamazoo: Ascension Borgess Hospital, 1521 Gull Rd.
Kalamazoo: Washington Square Library, 1244 Portage St.
Grand Rapids: Spectrum Health Healthier Communities, 665 Seward Ave. NW
Wyoming: Metro Health Hospital, 5900 Byron Center Ave.
Wyoming: SHMG West Pavilion, 6105 Wison Ave. SW
Eagle River: Keweenaw County Court House, 5105 4th St.
Baldwin: Family Health Care Pharmacy, 1615 Michigan
Lapeer: Lapeer City Police Department, 2300 W. Genesee St.
Howell: Walmart, 3850 E. Grand River Ave.
Pinckney: U of M Student-Run Free Clinic
Clinton Township: Walmart, 18400 Hall Rd.
Shelby Charter Township: Walmart, 51450 Shelby Pkwy
St. Clair Shores: Kroger, 22332 East 9 Mile Rd.
Warren: Walmart, 29176 Van Dyke Ave.
Marquette: Walmart, 3225 US Highway 41 W.
Ludington: Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital, 1 N. Atkinson Dr.
Big Rapids: Walmart, 21400 Perry Ave.
Monroe: ProMedica Monroe Regional Hospital, 718 N. Macomb St.
Greenville: Walmart, 10772 W. Carson City Rd.
Fremont: Fremont Fire Department, 101 E. Main St. #2
Grant: Grant Fire Department, 62 W. State Rd.
Hesperia: Ed’s Orchard Market, 75 W. Michigan Ave.
Newaygo: Hometown Pharmacy, 60 E. 82nd
White Cloud: Family Health Care, 1035 E. Wilcox Ave.
Commerce Charter Township: Commerce Fire Station, 9170 Commerce Rd.
Pontiac: Honor Community Health Family Medicine Center, 461 W. Huron St.
Pontiac: St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, 44405 Woodward Ave.
Wixom: Wixom PD 2, 49045 Pontiac Trail
West Branch: MidMichigan Medical Center, 2463 S. M-30
Gaylord: Walmart, 950 Edelweiss Pkwy
Coopersville: Coopersville Fire Department, 289 Danforth St.
Grand Haven: Health Pointe, 15100 Whittaker Way
Grand Haven: North Ottawa Community Health System, 1309 Sheldon Rd.
Holland: Holland Hospital, 602 Michigan Ave.
Spring Lake: Spring Lake Fire Station #1, 106 N. Fruitport Rd.
Zeeland: Spectrum Health Zeeland Community Hospital, 8333 Felch St.
Houghton Lake: Walmart, 2129 W. Houghton Lake Dr.
Saginaw: Covenant Healthcare – POB Building, 800 Cooper Ave.
Sandusky: Walmart, 655 W. Sanilac Rd.
Owosso: Shiawassee Family YMCA, 515 Main St.
St. Clair County
Port Huron: Lake Huron Medical Center, 2601 Electric Ave.
Port Huron: Sail In Cafe & Convenience Store, 722 McMorran Blvd.
Van Buren County
South Haven: Walmart, 201 73rd St.
Dearborn: Walmart, 5851 Mercury Dr.
Detroit: Ascension St. John Hospital, 22101 Moross Ave.
Detroit: Grace Community Church, 21001 Moross Rd.
Detroit: Northwest Activities Center, 18100 Meyers Rd.
Grosse Pointe: Grosse Pointe Central Library, 10 Kercheval Ave.
Northville: Michigan Medicine Northville Health Center, 39901 Traditions Dr.
Auburn: Walmart, 505 Touring Dr.
Goshen: Walmart, 4024 Elkhart Rd.
Marion: 3240 Southwesterm
Warsaw: Walmart, 2501 Walton Blvd