National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Chapa-De Indian Health Auburn Grass Valley | Medical Clinic

We continue to lose too many of our community members to overdose death. Nevada County has one of the highest rates of opioid overdose deaths in the entire state. Even more individuals and families are struggling with the distress of Substance Use Disorder. This problem affects youth and adults alike.

We invite you to join us in raising awareness and to participate in the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day to ensure unused medications are not abused.

The Next National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is October 29, 2022.

This is a chance to learn about safe, convenient, and responsible ways of disposing of prescription drugs. It also is a time in which you can learn a little more about the potential for medication abuse.

Unused or expired prescription medications are a public safety issue that can lead to accidental poisoning, overdose, and abuse. Many teenagers who experiment with or who are addicted to prescription drugs get them from family and friends, as well as their own home medicine cabinets. Pharmaceutical drugs can be just as dangerous as street drugs when taken without a prescription or a doctor’s supervision.

Where can I find a medication disposal site?

If a member of your household is taking a prescribed opioid medication, it is important to keep them in a locked container. Chapa-De provides these to patients free of cost. Ask your Chapa-De medical provider or the Chapa-De pharmacy for one.

Addiction/Substance Use Services at Chapa-De

If you or a loved one wants to stop using substances, Chapa-De is here to help. We provide non-judgmental and compassionate care to all patients. We offer routine screenings, brief interventions, and some substance use treatment at both of our locations. We also provide case management and referrals for those needing a higher level of treatment. We encourage you to talk with an addiction specialist or your provider to find out more.

To see a list of our addiction specialists, click HERE.

Medication Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder

At Chapa-De, we also offer Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) for opioid use disorders. The MAT program includes a three-phased approach conducted by specially trained medical providers, addiction nurses, and behavioral specialists. These providers are dedicated to supporting patients in their recovery from opioid addiction.

To see more information about the MAT program, please visit HERE.

Red Road to Wellbriety Talking Circle

Chapa-De offers a group open to all patients looking for recovery and support. The group is based on native teachings from Red Road to Wellbriety of the White Bison Recovery Movement. These meetings are meant to connect and support Chapa-De patients on their journey to sobriety.

Red Road to Wellbriety Talking Circle

Thursdays, 1:30PM – 2:30PM via Zoom

For more information about the recovery group or to access the zoom link, click HERE.

For more information about Chapa-De, call our Auburn location at (530) 887-2800 or our Grass Valley location at (530) 477-8545 or visit us online at


Chapa-De provides medical care, dental care, optometry, behavioral health, pharmacy services and much more.

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