National Prescription Drug Take Back Day April 30th  You Can Make A Difference! Chapa-De Indian Health Auburn Grass Valley | Medical Clinic

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day April 30th 

You Can Make A Difference!

Chapa-De Indian Health Auburn Grass Valley | Medical Clinic

Substance use and overdose continues to be a critical national epidemic. Locally, we have the second highest overdose rate in the state of California. This issue affects our communities and our families.

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is April 30

This is an opportunity to help make a difference. Safely disposing unneeded medications can prevent abuse, especially amongst teens and adolescents.

  • According to the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids, two-thirds of teens who misused pain relievers say that they got them from family and friends, including their home’s medicine cabinets.
  • In 2021, an estimated 4% of 12th graders reported misusing any prescription drug in the past 12-months. Sadly, misusing prescription drugs is one way that people develop substance use disorder and it can lead to using other substances. Learn more, HERE.
  • In 2021, a national survey showed that 10% of 8th graders, 19% of 10th Graders, and 32% of 12th graders reported using illicit drugs. The good news is that these numbers decreased compared to 2020 but there are still far too many youth becoming addicted and overdosing.

Find a medication disposal site using these resources:

And 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 is struggling with addiction, know that you are not alone. Chapa-De is here to help. Chapa-De provides non-judgmental and compassionate care for all addictive diseases. We provide routine screenings, brief interventions, and treatment for addiction and substance use. We also offer 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.

Opiate Addiction Treatment

At both Chapa-De locations, we offer Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) for opioid use disorders. The MAT program includes a three-phased approach conducted by specially trained doctors, 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


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