- Health Information
- The Opioid Epidemic in Clay County
- What's Being Done?
Local efforts to combat opioid misuse and addiction.Missouri is the only state in the U.S. to not have a statewide Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP). However, Clay County participates in local monitoring and is part of the St. Louis County PDMP. This program keeps track of the how many opioids are being prescribed and dispensed. It currently covers 84% of Missouri's population. If you are a health care provider, visit our PDMP page to learn how to register in the program.
Prescription Drug Monitoring Program
Treatment Facilities & Support
If you or someone you know needs treatment for opioid use disorder or other substance addictions, options are available here 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.
Naloxone DistributionClay County Public Health Center is participating in a partnership with the Missouri Overdose Rescue and Education (MORE) project and the Missouri Heroin Overdose Prevention and Education (MO-HOPE) project. CCPHC is a distribution hub for naloxone, a drug that can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose if given quickly. At this time, we can provide naloxone to first responder agencies (i.e., fire departments, ambulance services, and law enforcement agencies) for free after they complete a brief training over how to properly use naloxone through the state of Missouri. If your agency is interested in participating, contact Karen Wallace, MORE Project Director, Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services at 573-751-6839.
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 Days encourage 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 locations here.
Prescription Take Back Days & Drop-off Locations
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.
- Excelsior Springs SAFE
- Kearney-Holt CAN
- Liberty Alliance for Youth, Inc.
- Missouri City PERC
- Northland Coalition
- Northtown TRY
- Oak Park TRY
- Smithville TRY
- Staley TRY
- Tonka Nation TRY
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.