Prevent, Promote, and Protect your Health with the Lake County General Health District
(440) 350-2543
5966 Heisley Rd
Mentor, Ohio 44060

Substance Abuse

Substance Abuse Prevention Resources / Surveillance Reports

Lake County General Health District Unintentional Drug Surveillance Report

 

Unintentional Drug Overdose Deaths

  • 2017- 73 (12/15/17)
  • 2016 – 85 deaths
  • 2015 – 42 deaths
  • 2014 – 46 deaths
  • 2013 – 42 deaths
  • 2012 – 36 deaths
  • 2011 – 37 deaths
  • 2010 – 35 deaths

 

Disposing of Pharmaceuticals

The Lake County General Health District and Solid Waste District administer the Pharmaceutical Drug Collection & Disposal Program.  This program allows residents to remove controlled substances from medicine cabinets in a swift time frame, thereby reducing confusion, abuse, and the disposal of unwanted drugs down the toilet or in the trash.  All pharmaceutical drugs collected in these bins will be destroyed safely by incineration.

WARNING, DO NOT BRING:  Mail Orders, Needles, or Syringes

NOTE: Remove or black-out personal information on the pharmacy label, otherwise leave in the original package/container

What to drop off: pharmaceuticals drugs only
  • Unused Medications
  • Expired Medications
  • Prescription Pills
  • Non-Presciption Pills
  • Syrups
  • Creams
  • Pain Relievers
  • Cold/Flu Medicine
  • Vitamins
  • Pet Medications

 

Here are the collection sites:
  • Eastlake Police Department
  • Lake County Sheriff’s Office
  • Lakeland Community College Police Department
  • Madison Township Police
  • Mentor Police Department
  • Willoughby Hills Police Department
  • Willoughby Police Department

 

Hours:

Monday-Friday 7:00AM-8:00PM
Saturday 9:00AM-5:00PM
Sunday 1:00PM-5:00PM *Except Lakeland C.C location

 

Additional Resources
Lake County
Ohio
U.S.