Substance Use Programs for Tobacco & Opioids

NARCAN/Naloxone | Medication Disposal Bags | Medication Drop Off DisposalYouth Tobacco, Nicotine, and E-Cigarette Use Toolkit | Quit Now Virginia Tobacco Cessation


NARCAN® – Naloxone Nasal Spray

What
Free training and dispensing of Narcan® nasal spray used to treat suspected opioid overdoses.

For whom
Community members interested in carrying Narcan®.

Where
Local health departments. Click here for clinic locations.

When
By appointment

Fees
Free

Call
434-972-6269


Medication Disposal Bagsmedication disposal bags

What
Free medication disposal kits. Each bag can deactivate and destroy up to 45 pills, 6 ounces of liquid, or 6 patches. Bags contain a pouch of activated charcoal. To use, place unused medication in bag and fill halfway with warm tap water; wait 30 seconds, seal tightly, gently shake bag, and dispose in normal trash can.

For whom
Anyone

Where
Any Thomas Jefferson Health District Department location. Click here for locations.

Fees
Free

Call
Click here to find the health department location closest to you.


Medication Drop Off Disposal

What
Permanent collection sites where you can drop off expired or unused medication.

For whom
Anyone

Fees
Free

Where
Find a list of local disposal sites here or find disposal sites near you through the DEA website here.


Youth Tobacco & Nicotine Use Toolkittobacco toolkit

What
The Youth Tobacco Use Toolkit provides resources for addressing youth electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) use and aims to prevent middle and high school students’ use of tobacco and nicotine.

For whom
Parents, teachers, school administrators, and students can use this toolkit as a resource for research, school curriculum, parent education, and cessation resources.

Where
The Toolkit can be found here. Note: the Toolkit can be downloaded as a PDF on the left side of the page after clicking the link using the arrow button.


Quit Now Virginia quit nowTobacco Cessation

What 
Toll-free tobacco hotline/web chat/text service to help Virginians quit smoking and using tobacco and nicotine products. Participants will receive:

  • Free expert counseling from a trained Quit Coach
  • Free personalized quit plan
  • Free resources and materials

For Whom
All Virginians aged 13 and older who want to quit using tobacco or nicotine.

Fees
Free

When
Services available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Call
1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669) or click here for more information.