Substance Use Prevention

Substance Use Prevention, also known as drug abuse prevention, is a process that attempts to prevent the onset of substance use or limit the development of problems associated with using psychoactive's substances. Prevention efforts may focus on the individual or their surroundings. To assist in substance abuse prevention individuals can reduce the availability of excess to prescription medications by removing them from your home when no longer needed by the person they are prescribed for, as well as keeping an inventory of what you have in your medicine cabinet.

Please click on the information tabs below for information on how to safely dispose of medications in your home and a medical cabinet inventory sheet.

Medicine Cabinet Inventory
Safely Dispose of Opioids - Parents of Teens
Safely Dispose of Opioids - Parents of Children
Approved Flushable Medications
How To Dispose of Medicines Properly
How To Properly Dispose of Your Unused Medicines
Safely Dispose Opioids From Your Home

Oneida County also has 11 Rx Medical Return Units located throughout Oneida County

Rx Medical Return Unit located in the following locations. Hours and times vary for drop off so contact any of the following to drop off your drugs:

Boonville Police Department
13149 State Route 12
Boonville, NY 13309
Phone: 315-943-2050
Monday through Friday 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM, or by appointment.

Camden Police Department
30 Fayette Street
Camden, NY 13316
Phone: 315-245-1222

Kirkland Police Department
2 New Street
Clark Mills, NY
Phone: 315-853-2924

Oneida County Sheriff’s Department
6065 Judd Road
Oriskany, NY 13424
Phone: 315-768-7804

Oriskany Police Department
708 Utica Street
Oriskany, NY 13424
Phone: 315-736-2049
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:30 AM – 2:00 PM, or by appointment.

Rome Police Department
301 North James Street
Rome, NY 13440
Phone: 315-339-7780

Sherrill Police Department
373 Sherrill Street
Sherrill, NY 13461
Phone: 315-363-0530

Trenton Municipal Building
8520 Old Poland Road
Barneveld, NY 13304
Phone: 315-896-4045

U & I Pharmacy
52336 W. Seneca St (Route 5)
Vernon, NY 13476
Phone: 315-829-83605
Hours: Mon-Fri. 9:00am - 6:00pm

Utica Police Department
413 Oriskany Street West
Utica, NY 13502
Phone: 315-735-3301

Waterville Municipal Hall
122 Barton Ave. W.
Waterville, NY 13480
Phone: 315-841-4221
Hours: 9:00-Noon and 1:00-4:00 Mon-Fri.

For more additional information on Prevention Services please visit Center For Family Life and Recovery at: (