SAFE invites you to join us every 2nd Tuesday from 2:30 to 4:30 PM for the SAFE Opioid Heroin Prevention Task Force meeting. Our next meeting is January 8th, 2018 at the Eanes Pittman Public Safety Training Center, 6610 Public Safety Way, Chesterfield, VA 23832
Please contact Valerie Murphy, MSW at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Click here to view more information about the SAFE OHPTF.
If you or a loved one is looking for help with heroin or opiate abuse, please visit our Get Help page for a list of local treatment resources.
Did you know that heroin drug use typically starts with the misuse of prescription drugs, specifically prescription opioids like Oxycontin and Vicodin? Visit our Medication Take Backs page for more information about prescription drug abuse and tips for safe storage and disposal.
Don’t be an accidental drug dealer…
61% of people ages 12 and older who misuse prescription pain relievers get them from a friend or family member. Visit chesterfield.gov/health/ to find out where you can get a free drug-deactivation pouch to safely dispose of your prescription medications.
Click here to view a PowerPoint presentation about the
basics of heroin and the SAFE OHPTF.
MEDICATION COLLECTION UNIT INSTALLED AT POLICE HEADQUARTERS – AVAILABLE 24/7
CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA – A MedReturn Drug Collection Unit has been installed in the lobby of Chesterfield County Police headquarters at 10001 Iron Bridge Road.
The unit was donated to the police department by Substance Abuse Free Environment, Inc., (SAFE), the substance abuse prevention coalition serving Chesterfield County. The collection unit will give residents a safe and environmentally responsible way to dispose of unwanted, unused or expired prescription and over-the-counter medications. Needles, syringes and other “sharps” will not be accepted.
The lobby of police headquarters is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
A Safe Medication Disposal Kiosk is also available at Walgreens Pharmacy locations:
4201 Meadowdale Blvd.
North Chesterfield, VA 23234
6851 Temie Lee Pkwy
Midlothian, VA 23112
A Safe Medication Disposal Kiosk is also available at CVS Pharmacy locations:
13800 Hull Street Road
8121 Midlothian Turnpike
64oo Iron Bridge Road
Chesterfield County Opioid and Heroin Treatment Resource Card
In partnership with Chesterfield County Police Department, SAFE has created a resource card to be disseminated throughout the community for those seeking treatment and recovery to get the help they need. Click here for a detailed list of most of the programs, resources, contact information and location of the agencies and organizations listed on the treatment resource card and some additional resources.
If you would like your treatment agency or organization listed on the card and/or the Get Help page of our website, or to receive free copies of the treatment resource card, please contact Valerie Murphy, MSW at email@example.com
Other Online Resources:
The Office of National Drug Control Policy—the people who work to reduce drug use and increase access to prevention, treatment and recovery services on a federal level and evaluate, coordinate, and oversee international and U.S. anti-drug efforts, and the Ad Council—the people working to improve public life have partnered with the Truth campaign to speak the facts and share resources to end the opioid epidemic. Watch Kyle’s true story of his opioid use disorder.