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 CountyFloyd County Sheriff's Department149 South Central AvenuePrestonsburg, KY 41653606-886-6171
Floyd CountyFloyd County Judge Executive149 South Central AvenuePrestonsburg, KY 41653606-886-9193
Henderson CountyHenderson County Sheriff's Department20 North Main St.Henderson, KY 42420270-826-2713
McCracken CountyMcCracken County Sheriff's Department301 South 6th StreetPaducah, KY 42003270-444-4719
Perry CountyPerry County Judge Executive481 Main Street, 1st FloorHazard, KY 41701606-439-1816