Prescription Drugs

Misuse of prescription drugs is a large and growing problem. Prescription drug drop-off sites can be very effective in preventing unused narcotics from falling into the wrong hands. Cowlitz County is doing our part to help our community remain safe and reduce opportunities for our citizens to become addicted to a variety of prescription drugs.

 Drop off Locations:
Area residents are encouraged to get rid of outdated, unwanted pills in a program sponsored by the Cowlitz Substance Abuse Coalition and the Longview Police Department. Unwanted prescription drugs will be collected for destruction between 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday at Longview Police Department Lobby.

Other locations participating in the drop off of unwanted medications are:

  • Castle Rock Pharmacy at 117 First Avenue S.W., Castle Rock, during regular business hours.
  • Godfrey's Pharmacy at 270 N. First, Kalama, during regular business hours.
  • Woodland Police Department at 100 Davidson Avenue, Woodland, during regular business hours.
  • Hi-School Pharmacy at 1365 Lewis River Road, Woodland, during regular business hours.
  • Longview Police Department, 1351 Hudson Street, Longview, WA 98632
  • Kaiser Permanente, 1230 7th Avenue, Longview, WA 98632
  • Cowlitz County Health & Human Services, 1952 9th Avenue, Longview, WA 98632
  • Rite Aid (both Kelso & Longview pharmacy locations)
  • Genoa Pharmacy, 921 14th Avenue, Longview, WA 98632
  • Cowlitz County Sherriff's Department, 312 SW First Avenue, Kelso, WA 98626. Open: 24 hours
  • Kelso Police Department, 201 South Pacific, Kelso, WA 98626

National Prescription Take-Back Day. Scheduled for April and October 2022. See the EPIC Coalition page for more information.

Cowlitz County Behavioral Health page

Washington State Department of Health page