Spring cleaning for medicine cabinets: Events to help get opioids and more out of homes
Spring cleaning isn’t just for dust and grime — medicine cabinets need it too, especially in the face of a growing epidemic of misused prescription drugs such as opioid painkillers.
On Saturday, April 28, Michigan residents in 16 counties will get a chance to get opioids and other unused and expired prescription medicines out of their medicine cabinets through 27 simultaneous events.
From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., hospitals, pharmacies, community organizations and police departments around the state will take unneeded medications back at the locations listed below.
The statewide effort is made possible by local partnerships with the U-M Michigan Opioid Prescribing Engagement Network (Michigan-OPEN).
Michigan-OPEN has created a free manual to help groups hold community opioid and medication take-back events, and provide a safe process for disposing of unused medications in order to protect communities, children and the environment.
The April 28 medication take-back events will be held at:
Battle Creek: Bronson Battle Creek Hospital, 300 North Avenue
Clinton: Village of Clinton Police Department, 322 E. Michigan Avenue
Flint: Powers Catholic High School 1505 W Court Street
Jackson: Center for Family Health, 505 N Jackson Street
Kalamazoo: Bronson Methodist Hospital 601 John Street
Eagle River: Keweenaw County Sheriff’s Department 5105 4th Street
Lapeer: Lapeer Police Station, 2300 W. Genesee Street
Pinckney: Pinckney Town Square Park, East Main Street
Roseville: The American House East 18760 13 Mile Road
Macomb: Beaumont Medical Center – Macomb, 15979 Hall Road (northeast parking lot)
Monroe: Promedica Regional Hospital, 718 North Macomb Street
Royal Oak: Beaumont Hospital Administration Building, 3535 West 13 Mile Road
Wixom: Wixom City Hall, 49045 Pontiac Trail
Commerce Township: Westlake Health Campus, 6000 Walled Lake Villa Drive
Pontiac: St. Joseph Mercy Oakland, 44405 Woodward Avenue
Holland: Walgreens, 494 Butternut Drive
Saginaw: Covenant Healthcare 700 Cooper Street
Van Buren County:
South Haven: Shoreline Wellness & Rehab Center, 950 S Bailey Avenue
Mattawan: Antwerp Township Activity Center, 24821 Front Avenue
Ann Arbor: St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School, 2270 East Stadium Boulevard
Chelsea: Chelsea Retirement Community, 805 W. Middle Street
Ypsilanti: West Willow Community Resource Center, 2057 Tyler Road
Livonia: New Oakland Family Center 31500 Schoolcraft Road
Wayne: Beaumont Hospital, 33155 Annapolis Street
Clinton: Village of Clinton Police Department, 322 East Michigan Avenue
Dearborn: Beaumont Hospital, 18101 Oakwood Blvd., Fitzgerald Pavilion entrance
Flat Rock: Flat Rock Towers Co-op, 28744 Telegraph Road
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