Bay Rivers Telehealth Alliance Supports Local Participation in DEA National Prescription Drug Take Back Events

Tappahannock, VA – Bay Rivers Telehealth Alliance (BRTA) is pleased to recognize National Prescription Drug Take Back month and Drug Take Back Day events taking place 10:00am-2:00pm on Saturday, April 22, 2023.

BRTA Members and area Sheriff’s Offices have joined the Take Back initiative to help with the proper disposal of unused or expired drugs with Collection Sites in the Middle Peninsula and Northern Neck regions. BRTA also supports the year-round availability of drug disposal with drop boxes at Ledwith Lewis Free Clinic and the Sheriff’s Offices of Lancaster, Middlesex and Westmoreland counties.

Unused or expired prescription medications are a public safety issue, leading to accidental poisoning, overdose and abuse.

Unused prescription drugs thrown in the trash can be retrieved and abused or illegally sold, or if flushed, contaminate the water supply. Proper disposal of unused drugs saves lives and protects the environment.

Take-back programs are the best way to dispose of old drugs. But if a program is not available:

  • Take the meds out of their bottles;
  • Mix them with something unappealing like used kitty litter or coffee grounds;
  • Seal them in a bag or disposable container, and throw that away.

For more information on prescription drug abuse, go to:

BRTA Member Organizations

  • Bay Aging                                                                                     
  • Middle Peninsula Northern Neck Community Services Board
  • Central Virginia Health Services                                        
  • Rappahannock Community College
  • Eastern Shore Community Services Board                  
  • Riverside Health System
  • Eastern Virginia Medical School                                           
  • Three Rivers and Eastern Shore Health Districts
  • Ledwith-Lewis Free Clinic
  • Virginia Career Works Bay Consortium Region
  • Master Center for Addiction Medicine
  • VCU Health System Authority/Tappahannock Hospital

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day and Year Round Drop Off Locations

Saturday, April 22, 2023
10:00am – 2:00pm
Year Round Drop Off Available*

DEA and its law enforcement and community partners listed below will collect tablets, capsules, patches, and other solid forms of prescription drugs. Liquids (including intravenous solutions), syringes and other sharps, and illicit drugs will not be accepted.

Eastern Shore Community Services Board, Accomack County Sheriff’s Office,
and Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital
20480 Market Street, Onancock, VA 23417

Gloucester County Sheriff’s Office
Walmart Pharmacy, Table at Pharmacy
6819 Waltons Lane, Gloucester, VA 23061

Kroger, 7254 Hayes Shopping Court, Hayes, VA 23072

King and Queen Sheriff’s Office
Pamunkey Regional Library Front Parking Lot
396 Newtown Road, St. Stephen’s Church, VA 23148

Nick’s Restaurant, Side Parking Lot
3483 Lewis B. Puller Memorial Highway, Saluda, VA 23149

King William County Sheriff’s Office
w/Middle Peninsula Northern Neck CSB
Food Lion, Central Garage area
4915 Richmond Tappahannock Highway, Aylett, VA 23009

Lancaster County Sheriff’s Department*
8293 Mary Ball Road, Lancaster, VA 22503

Ledwith Lewis Free Clinic*
317 Duke Street, Tappahannock, VA 22560

Mathews County Sheriff’s Office
Drug Take-Back box mounted in the front lobby of the Sheriff’s office.
Accessible to the public 24/7.
10622 Buckley Hall Road, Mathews, VA 23109

Middlesex County Sheriff’s Office*
75 Oak Landing Road, Saluda, VA 23149

New Kent County Sheriff’s Office
11995 Courthouse Circle, New Kent, VA 23124

Northumberland County Sheriff’s Office
Front Lobby, 195 Judicial Place, Heathsville, VA 22473

Warsaw Police Department
Ace Hardware 19 Main Street, Warsaw, VA 22572

Westmoreland County Sheriff’s Office*
111 Polk Street, Montross, VA 22520

Westmoreland County Sheriff’s Office w/Walgreens, 9am-12pm
700 McKinney Boulevard, Colonial Beach, VA 22443

West Point Police Department
Ace Hardware
611 14th Street, West Point, VA 23181

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