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TriStar Health to host "Crush the Crisis" opioid take back day on October 29

TriStar Health announced today that it is hosting its annual "Crush the Crisis" national opioid take back day to raise awareness about the dangers of opioid misuse and the importance of safe and proper disposal of unused or expired medications, on Saturday, October 29, 2022.

September 30, 2022
Crush the Crisis opioid take back day. Saturday October 29th, 10 am to 1 pm. TriStar Health joins hospitals across Middle Tennessee and Southern Kentucky for an opioid take-back event. Details available at TriStarHealth.com.

TriStar Health announced today that it is hosting its annual "Crush the Crisis" national opioid take back day to raise awareness about the dangers of opioid misuse and the importance of safe and proper disposal of unused or expired medications, on Saturday, October 29, 2022. The event coincides with the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) National Prescription Drug Take Back Day and invites the community to safely dispose of unused or expired medication.

In 2021, there were more than 107,000 drug overdose deaths in the United States according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This is a near 15 percent increase in drug related deaths from 2020.

Law enforcement officers from local police departments will be collecting tablets, capsules and patches of Hydrocodone (Norco, Lortab, Vicodin), Oxycodone (Oxycontin, Percocet), Tramadol (Ultram), Codeine, Fentanyl (Duragesic), Morphine, Hydromorphone (Dilaudid) and Oxymorphone (Opana). Ointments, lotions, drops, liquid medication in leak-proof containers, vape cartridges without batteries and pet medication will also be accepted. Any medications will be accepted; however, needles, syringes, lancets or liquids will not be accepted.

TriStar Health is participating as part of HCA Healthcare’s fourth annual national "Crush the Crisis" opioid take back day. In October 2021, 96 HCA Healthcare facilities in 17 states collected 15,566 pounds of unused and expired prescription medications at "Crush the Crisis" events across the nation.

"Crush the Crisis" will take place ten locations across Middle Tennessee and Southern Kentucky on October 29th from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, visit the "Crush the Crisis" campaign page or call toll free number at (833) 582-1970.

  • TriStar Centennial Medical Center

2400 Patterson Street – Nashville, TN 37203

  • TriStar Hendersonville Medical Center

355 New Shackle Island Road – Hendersonville, TN 37075

Medication collected from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

  • TriStar Horizon Medical Center

111 Highway 70 East – Dickson, TN 37055

Medication collected from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

  • TriStar Greenview Regional Hospital

1801 Ashley Circle – Bowling Green, KY 42104

  • TriStar NorthCrest Medical Center

**Event location at CVS

903 Memorial Blvd. – Springfield, TN 37172

Medication collected from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

  • TriStar Skyline Medical Center

3441 Dickerson Pike – Nashville, TN 37207

  • TriStar Southern Hills Medical Center

391 Wallace Road – Nashville, TN 37211

  • TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center

200 StoneCrest Boulevard – Smyrna, TN 37167

Medication collected from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

  • TriStar Summit Medical Center

5655 Frist Boulevard – Hermitage, TN 37076

  • TriStar Spring Hill ER

3001 Reserve Boulevard – Spring Hill, TN 37174

Medication collected from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Published:
September 30, 2022

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