The Kentucky Opioid Disposal Program is the state's first initiative that will allow Kentuckians to safely dispose of opioid medications at home. The program involves the drug deactivation pouch,
Deterra, which allows Kentuckians to dispose of their unused prescription opioids in a completely safe and environmentally friendly manner.
Prescription drug abuse is how an overwhelming 80 percent of heroin users begin their addiction. The misuse of prescription drugs often starts when a person has access to an unused supply from a friend, relative or a medicine cabinet.
The program has the potential to dispose of more than 2.2 million unused opioids, and will begin with a pilot project in four Kentucky counties – Floyd, Henderson, McCracken and Perry.
For additional information about the program contact the Office of the Attorney General, Office of Senior Protection and Mediation at 502.696.5300.
Floyd County Sheriff's DepartmentNotes: 149 South Central AvenuePrestonsburg, KY 41653
Point of Contact: Sheriff John Hunt606-886-6171
Floyd County Judge ExecutiveNotes: 149 South Central AvenuePrestonsburg, KY 41653
Point of Contact: Judge Executive Ben Hale606-886-9193
Henderson County Sheriff's DepartmentNotes: 20 North Main St.Henderson, KY 42420
Point of Contact: Lt. Dwight Duncan270-826-2713
McCracken County Sheriff's DepartmentNotes: 301 South 6th StreetPaducah, KY 42003
Point of Contact: Sheriff Jon Hayden270-444-4719
Perry County Judge ExecutiveNotes: 481 Main Street, 1st FloorHazard, KY 41701
Point of Contact: Judge Executive Scott Alexander606-439-1816