M-OPEN Take Back Event

Sat, May 20, 2017 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Event Details

Location

Ann Arbor: Pioneer High School, Main Street Entrance, 601 W. Stadium Blvd, Ann Arbor, MI 48103 

Jackson

Saginaw

Traverse City

Escanaba

Troy

Sponsors

Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation
UMHS Division of Pain Research (Department of Anesthesiology)

Event Contact

Kristin Bennett
734-998-0455
krisbenn@umich.edu

Dispose of unwanted, expired or unused medications safely at this free event.

Join IHPI and the Division of Pain Research (Department of Anesthesiology) to battle the very frightening but real trend of prescription drug abuse in teens. 

In Washtenaw County alone, unintentional or undetermined opioid pain reliever overdoses more than doubled from 2014 to 2015 for residents 21 or younger.  Behind marijuana, prescription drugs are the second most abused substance among teens today.  Many teens mistakenly view prescriptions as a medically safe way to get high.  Prescription pain relievers, such as OxyContin and Vicodin, are most commonly abused and teens can get these easily from their homes.  Help us keep our teens and children safe.

For more information, click on the links below:

Stop Medication Abuse 

Teen Drug Abuse

Partnership for Drug-Free Kids 

Washtenaw County Drop-Off Locations