Michigan Medication Take-Back Events

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


Ann Arbor: Pioneer High School Parking Lot, 601 W Stadium Blvd - Run by the U-M Department of Anesthesiology with help from the Ann Arbor Police 

Escanaba – Location: Walgreens, 2301 Ludington St. - Run by Walgreens and Escanaba Department of Public Safety

Jackson – Jackson Police Department Lobby, 216 E Washington Ave. - Run by the Surgery Department at Henry Ford Allegiance Health and Jackson Police

Pontiac – St. Joseph Mercy- Oakland, main lobby, 44405 Woodward Avenue, Pontiac – Hosted by St. Joseph Mercy Oakland, Oakland County Sheriff and Wayne State University School of Medicine

Saginaw – Heritage High School Parking Lot, 3465 N Center Rd. - Run by the Surgery Department of CMU Health/Central Michigan University College of Medicine and Saginaw Township Police 

Traverse City – Thomas Judd Care Center, 3529 W Front St. - Run by Munson Medical Center and Traverse City Police

Full details in the event press release here



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

Event Contact

Kristin Bennett


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