Local efforts to combat opioid misuse and addiction.
Treatment Facilities & Support
If you or someone you know needs treatment for opioid use disorder or other substance addictions,options are availablehere in the greater Kansas City area. There are many levels of treatment for opioid use disorder including detox, medication-assisted treatment, residential treatment, outpatient counseling, support groups and more. Treatment works and recovery is possible.
Prescription Take Back Days & Drop-off Locations
Safe storage and disposal of opioid medications are a very important part of making sure they do not fall into the wrong hands or are misused.National Take Back Daysencourage the public to throw away unwanted, unused or expired medications. Many of the drop-off locations for these prescriptions are open year-round for the public to access at any point. Check out a list of Northland locationshere.
Clay County Public Health Center is actively involved with many local coalitions working to address youth prescription drug misuse along with other substance use prevention and mental health promotion efforts. Check out the coalitions in your area. If you are interested in joining their efforts, contact our Community Development Program at 816-595-4319.
This project is funded by Department of Health and Human Services/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention under Federal Award #1NU90TP921989-01 and the MO Department of Health and Senior Services Contract #DH190012006 as a cooperative effort to address the Opioid Crisis. This project is 100% federally funded, and 0% non-government source funded.