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Take Back Events

Community opioid and medication take back events provide a safe process for disposing of unused opioids and other prescription medications while protecting our communities, children, and environment. Increasing safe and convenient opportunities for community members to dispose of their unused and leftover medications is essential for preventing opioid abuse before it begins.

Michigan OPEN hosts biannual take back events in the spring and fall. Through partnerships with law enforcement and community health organizations, we are able to support locations across the state of Michigan.

Our next event will be in October 2022.

Our latest event was on April 30, 2022.

Click here to view locations.

Photos from our Spring 2022 event.

Interested in hosting your own event? Fill out our form and our team will help you get started!


Photo of volunteers wearing standing behind a table underneath a banner announcing their Medication Take Back Event.

St. Joe’s Site – Fall 2021

Related News

May 5, 2022

OPEN Partnered to Host Take Back Events in 32 Communities Around the State on April 30, 2022

Ann Arbor – On Saturday, April 30, Michigan residents in 16 counties had a chance to get opioids and other unused and expired prescription medications out of their medicine cabinets through 32 simultaneous events held around the state. The collective effort resulted in hundreds of families safely removing a total of over 2000 pounds of […]
Nov 5, 2021

Fall 2021 Take Back Event a Success!

Michigan OPEN hosted its fall Take Back Event on Saturday, October 23th with 40 sites participating across the state. 39,420 opioids and 2,032 lbs. of unwanted medications were collected, highlighting the need for take back events even during a pandemic.  To keep contact to minimum, many sites provided drive-thru medication disposal. To date, we have held […]
Nov 13, 2020

Fall 2020 Take Back Event a Success

Michigan OPEN would like to thank all our partners and participating sites for a successful Take Back Day on October 24. We are grateful to have had the opportunity to provide a safe way to dispose of unused medications during these challenging times, and we look forward to our next event in the spring. Please […]