SAFE Opioid and Heroin Prevention Task Force

SAFE invites you to join us on the 2nd Tuesday of the month from 2:30 to 4:30 PM for the SAFE Opioid Heroin Prevention Task Force meeting. We meet at the Eanes Pittman Public Safety Training Center, 6610 Public Safety Way, Chesterfield, VA 23832

Please contact Kathy Reed at [email protected] 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.

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 Bunny Chidester at [email protected]

Other Online Resources:

Curb The Crisis


Opioid SolutionsRVA regional response

Opioids – the truth campaign

Sink or Swim

Alive RVA

Over the Dose

Stop Overdose

SUDORS Dashboard – CDC

Overdose Prevention Tools – National Council for Mental Wellbeing

Brandeis Opioid Resource Connector – Community Response Checklist

Click the banner to check out the CDC’s new page: Stop Overdose for information on fentanyl, polysubstance use, Naloxone, stigma reduction, and more!

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.

Visit Truth: Opioids to learn more about this campaign and how you can become a part.

Heroin 101

Did you know that heroin drug use typically starts with the misuse of prescription drugs, specifically prescription opioids like Oxycontin and Vicodin? Visit our Prescription Medications page for more information about prescription drug abuse and tips for safe storage and disposal.

Click here to view a PowerPoint presentation about the
basics of heroin and the SAFE OHPTF.



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
Midlothian, VA

8121 Midlothian Turnpike
Richmond, VA

64oo Iron Bridge Road
Richmond, VA