Grundy County Medication Take Back Survey (Version 3, 2019)
The Youth Advisory Committee at GAVC is working with the Behavioral Health Alliance of Grundy County to address the opioid overdose epidemic. We are gathering information on medication disposal behaviors of Grundy County residents to help gauge the need for increased disposal options and community education. This is the third year of the take-back survey and we will be comparing this year's results from the previous year's results. If you are a high school student or adult, please help us by answering a few questions.
What is your age range?
65 & up
How many adults, including yourself, (18 & up) live in your household?
Three or More
Is the household a single parent household?
I prefer not to answer
How many children below the age of 18, including yourself, live in your household?
One or More
What is your gender?
I prefer not to answer
What high school district do you live in?
Gardner South Wilmington
What zip code do you live in?
Is prescription medication misuse a problem in your community?
I don't know
Do you know someone who suffers from addiction to prescription pain killers or other opioids such as heroin?
I prefer not to answer
Do you currently have prescription medications that you no longer need/use, are expired or unwanted in your home?
How do you currently dispose of your unused, expired, or unwanted prescription medications? Please choose all that apply.
Flush them down the toilet or sink
Throw away in garbage
Mix with undesirable substances (ex: kitty litter, or coffee grounds) and discard
Turn them in at a community take back program
Keep them in unlocked cabinets or storage
Keep them locked up
Give them to a relative/friend
What are your top 2 concerns regarding your current method of disposal of prescription medications? Please choose no more than 2.
The medications will contaminate the water supply/environment.
The medications will be retrieved from garbage by someone other than who they are prescribed to.
The medications will be ingested by children, or someone other than the person who was prescribed
The medications will be stolen.
I have no concerns about my current disposal method.
Are you aware of the prescription medication take back locations in Grundy County maintained by the Coroner’s Office?
Yes I am aware of this program
No I am not aware of this program
No, but I would like to hear more about it
Have you used any of the prescription medication take back programs in Grundy County?
Yes, I have used one or more of the Grundy County bins to dispose of medications
No, I have not taken medications to Grundy County take-back locations before and I probably will not in the future
No, but I will now
Which of the following locations have you used to safely dispose of unwanted medications? (Choose all that apply)
Grundy County Administration Center/Coroner’s Office, Morris
Coal City Pharmacy, Coal City
Coal City Police Dept., Coal City
Morris Police Dept., Morris
Minooka Police Dept., Minooka
Channahon Police Dept., Channahon
Braidwood Police Dept., Braidwood
Wilmington Police Dept., Wilmington
Shorewood Police Dept., Shorewood
Grundy County Sheriff's Office, Morris
What is the farthest distance you are willing to travel to properly dispose of your unused, expired, or unwanted prescription medications?
Less than 1 mile
From 1 to 5 miles away
From 5 to 10 miles away
More than 10 miles
I would not be willing to travel
How important is it for communities to offer take back locations, programs and events to reduce the amount of medications available for diversion and misuse?
Not important at all
A little important
Do you know someone who is struggling with addiction? They can get help from the Illinois Helpline: 833-2FINDHELP or HelplineIL.org.
Thank you. Below are the locations of unwanted medication take back bins managed by the Grundy County Coroner’s Office:
Grundy County Administration Center/Coroner’s Office
1320 Union St., Morris
Coal City Pharmacy
175 S. Broadway, Coal City
Coal City Police Dept.
545 S. Broadway, Coal City
Morris Police Dept.
200 East Chapin St., Morris
Minooka Police Dept.
121 East McEvilly Road, Minooka
Channahon Police Dept.
24555 S. Navajo Drive, Channahon
Grundy County Sheriff's Office
111 E. Illinois Ave., Morris
For more information about unwanted medication take back bins and programs in Grundy County, contact:
Grundy County Coroner’s Office
1320 Union St.
Morris IL 60450
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