Save a Life. Opioid Awareness.

It only takes a little to lose a lot. Opioid addiction impacts families of all ages and socioeconomic status. The faces of opioid addiction are varied – mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, sons, and daughters. In Union County, we are working to help fight the opioid epidemic because we value every life, every family. Here’s how you can help fight the opioid epidemic within our own community.


Properly Dispose of Medications

Getting rid or expired or unused medication is an important step in limiting access to opioids and medications that can be dangerous if misused or ingested by a child other person. Union County has medication disposal drop boxes in four (4) locations. Medications can be dropped-off any day at any time. Pills, patches, and other solid prescriptions are accepted. Liquids, needles, or other sharps are not accepted. Medication drop off is  anonymous, and no questions are asked.

Medication Drop BoxMarysville Division of Police (disposal box located in the lobby)
1250 West 5th Street
Marysville, Ohio 43040

Plain City Police Department (disposal box located in the lobby)
231 Friend Street
Plain City, Ohio 43064

Richwood Police Department (disposal box located in the lobby)
153 North Franklin Street
Richwood, Ohio 43344

Union County Sheriff’s Office (disposal box located in the lobby)
221 West 5th Street
Marysville, Ohio 43040


Lock Up Medications

Ease of access is the #1 reason youth misuse prescription drugs. 75 percent of opioid misuse starts with using medication that wasn’t prescribed for them-usually taken from a friend or family member, often from the medicine cabinet. Please keep medications locked up and out-of-access to children, teens, and guests.


Pick Up a Naloxone Kit

Naloxone is a medication that can reverse an overdose if administered quickly. Keeping a naloxone kit on hand could save the life. Free naloxone kits are available for pickup or mail order.

naloxone nasal sprayUnion County Health Department (lobby pickup 8a-4p Monday-Friday)
940 London Avenue, Suite 1100
Marysville, Ohio 43040
(937) 642-2053
Request a kit by mail:

Decker Fire Station (24/7 pickup)
16300 County Home Road
Marysville, Ohio 43040
(937) 642-2065

Wings Support & Recovery
729 Walnut Street
Marysville, Ohio 43040
(937) 642-9555


Support & Recovery are Possible

If you’re struggling with prescription opioids, there is hope. Recovery is possible. There are a number of resources within our community and just outside our community that want to help families struggling with addiction. Click here for a quick list of some of these providers.