ADAMHS/GESMV Partner with Area Kroger Pharmacies
People filling an opiate prescription at a Kroger pharmacy will receive a free drug disposal bag for unused medication courtesy of Montgomery County Alcohol, Drug Addiction & Mental Health Services (ADAMHS). The drug disposal bags are part of an ongoing effort to provide a safe, cost-effective and environmentally responsible solution to eliminate unwanted opiate prescription drugs.
“By using these charcoal deactivation disposal bags we can discourage misuse and abuse of unwanted opiate medications,” said ADAMHS Executive Director Helen Jones-Kelley. “The bags are convenient and easy-to-use with a simple three step process. Once the charcoal inside the bag absorbs a drug, it becomes insoluble and can safely be disposed,” she added.
ADAMHS received a $50,000 state grant to collaborate with Goodwill/Easter Seals Miami Valley to purchase and distribute 5,000 drug disposal bags as part of a national Generation Rx education program to enhance medication safety.
“As a treatment provider serving people struggling with opiate addiction, we are excited to now have this opportunity to work with community partners to prevent others from becoming addicted,” said Dawn Cooksey, Director of Behavioral Health Services at Goodwill Easter Seals Miami Valley.
The second leading cause of medications in the water supply is due to people flushing them in the toilet or improperly discarding the drugs.
“Medication safety is a top priority at Kroger Pharmacy. We are proud to partner with ADAMHS and Goodwill Easter Seals Miami Valley to encourage the safe disposal of old or unused medications. Kroger Pharmacy has 13 locations in Montgomery County that will distribute disposal pouches so that our customers can responsibly clean out their medication cabinets in an environmentally friendly way, including in their own homes,” said Margaret McClure, vice president of Merchandising, Kroger Cincinnati/Dayton division.
The bags will also be available at Goodwill Store Donation Centers located throughout Montgomery County while supplies last.
Disposable Drug Bags – pick up locations
Participating Kroger Pharmacy Locations –
- Kroger 722, 10101 Landing Way, Miamisburg
- Kroger 754, 4506 Brandt Pike, Huber Heights
- Kroger 758, 7747 Old Troy Pike, Huber Heights
- Kroger 836, 3520 W. Siebenthaler Ave, Dayton
- Kroger 923, 1095 S. Main St., Centerville
- Kroger 747, 780 Northwoods Blvd, Vandalia
- Kroger 751, 1027 S. Smithville Rd, Dayton
- Kroger 759, 155 N. Heincke Rd, Miamisburg
- Kroger 960, 5400 Cornerstone North Blvd, Centerville
- Kroger 825, 2115 E. Dorothy Lane, Kettering
- Kroger 931, 2917 W. Alex Bell Rd, Dayton
- Kroger 933, 1934 Needmore Rd, Dayton
- Kroger 938, 885 Union Rd, Englewood
Participating Goodwill Stores and Donation Centers (Located at the Donation Center Doors)
- Goodwill Store – 6868 Miller Ln, Butler Township
- Goodwill Store – 950 Miamisburg- Centerville Rd, Centerville
- Goodwill Store- 501 E. Fifth St, Dayton –(Oregon store)
- Goodwill Store – 606 Taywood Rd, Englewood
- Goodwill Store – 5058 Brandt Pk, Huber Heights
- Goodwill Store – 7590 Brandt Pk, Huber Heights (Sulphur Grove)
- Goodwill Store – 1040 Patterson Rd, Dayton
- Goodwill Store – 1970 E. Dorothy Ln, Kettering
- Goodwill Store – 1258 E. Central Ave, Miamisburg
- Goodwill Store – 5400 N. Dixie Dr, Dayton (Northridge)
- Goodwill Outlet – 1750 Woodman Dr, Dayton
- Goodwill Easter Seals Main Headquarters – 660 Main St. (Donation Center only)
Media contacts: Ann Stevens, ADAMHS, 937-443-046 or Kim Bramlage, GESMV, 937-304-0395