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.
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
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.
You can also drop these medications off at the Mechanicsville Drug Store in their permanent drug disposal box. 📍 8077 Mechanicsville Turnpike, Mechanicsville, VA 23111
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.
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.
Hanover County's Same Day Access 804-365-4222 Individuals seeking help for mental health or substance use concerns, or who want to begin the process of accessing services related to a developmental disability, do not need an appointment.