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Drug Safe Hudson was developed to enhance drug and alcohol awareness, reduce stigma, and improve opportunities to get help for individuals living, working and going to school in Hudson, Ohio who have been affected by drug and alcohol use. Our collaborative community aims to provide best practice resources and spread a message of hope.

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44236 overdose numbers
2018: 15
2017: 25
2016: 33

Many overdoses go unreported.
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  • 800 Deterra bags have been distributed in the City of Hudson from April 2018 until September 2019
  • Approximately 36,000 total pills collected
  • Approximately 10,000 opioids collected
  •  Cost saving measure of $54,000

Stop by the Hudson library and pick up your Deterra bag today!

Latest Posts


Don’t Let An Injury Lead to an Opioid Addiction!

High School Athletes – The Statistics

 2 million are expected to suffer a sports injury this year

 Many will be prescribed opioid painkillers

 75% of high school heroin users started with prescription opioids

 28.4% used medical opioids at least once over a three year period

 11% have used an opioid for nonmedical reasons

 Nearly 25% of students who chronically use prescription opioids also use heroin

Get Educated!

Read the Athlete Opioid Information Sheet below to learn about alternative methods to pain relief:

Click Here: Athlete Opioid Information Sheet

Hudson Police Department and Jamie Messenger, Hudson Drug and Alcohol Resource Specialist, participated in National Drug Take Back Day Saturday 10/27/18 at Acme grocery store (116 West Streetsboro Street).


79 lbs  of prescription medication collected during Drug Take Back Day

Did you know the majority of prescription drug abusers report that they obtain their drugs from friends and family, including from the home medicine cabinet? Help fight against the misuse of prescription drugs by dropping off your unused and expired prescriptions to the Hudson Police Department at 36 South Oviatt Street and use the Medications Disposal Box to properly dispose of medications. The Disposal Box is available 24 hours a day!

Ohio Overdose Numbers Skyrocket

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Guiding Principles for Recovery

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The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids

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