Medication Safety & Over-the-Counter (OTC)

Proper medication safety measures, such as securely storing prescription medication and safely disposing of unused medication, can help prevent the misuse of opioids and other over-the-counter medicines.  Click HERE to learn more about opioid misuse and overdose prevention.

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The following Hanover County locations offer FREE medication lock boxes, medication disposal resources, gun locks, and other resources. Please contact each location to ensure they have these resources in stock.

Hanover County Libraries

  • Ashland Library - 804-798-4072
    201 S Railroad Ave, Ashland, VA 23005

  • Atlee Library - 804-559-0654
    9212 Rutlandshire Dr, Mechanicsville, VA 23116

  • Hanover Library - 804-365-6210
    7527 Library Dr, Hanover, VA 23069

  • Mechanicsville Library - 804-746-9615
    7461 Sherwood Crossing Pl, Mechanicsville, VA 23111

  • Montpelier Library - 804-883-7116
    17205 Sycamore Tavern Ln, Montpelier, VA 23192

  • Rockville Library - 804-749-3146
    16600 Pouncey Tract Rd, Rockville, VA 23146

Hanover County Community Services:

  • Ashland CSB - 804-365-4222
    12300 Washington Highway, Ashland, VA 23005

  • Bell Creek CSB - 804-365-6760
    8475 Bell Creek Road, Mechanicsville, VA 23116

Other Locations:

  • New Song Church - 804-559-6064
    7450 Colts Neck Rd, Mechanicsville, VA 23111
    Mon-Thurs (9am - 4pm)

Looking for a safe place to dispose of unused or expired medications?   Visit the DEA's  website HERE to find a location near you to dispose of unused or expired medications.  Inquiries can also be made at 1-800-882-9539.Medication Disposal Locations - 4x6 - 8.23

You can also drop these medications off at the Mechanicsville Drug Store in their permanent drug disposal box.  📍 8077 Mechanicsville Turnpike, Mechanicsville, VA 23111

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The Over-the-Counter Medicine Safety program provides important foundational information to help equip children with knowledge about over-the-counter medicine safety and practices. These teaching units, designed for grades 5-6, explore all facets of the Drug Facts label and the importance of taking and storing OTC medicine safely. An emphasis is placed on always checking with an adult before taking any medication.
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Contact Poison Control right away if you suspect a poisoning. Help is available online with webPOISONCONTROL or by phone at 1-800-222-1222. Both options are free, expert, and confidential.

Poison Center number 1-800-222-1222

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