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Sept. 7: Area Tristar Health Facilities To Partner With Local Law Enforcement To Host "Crush The Crisis" Opioid Take Back Day


 

Area TriStar Health hospitals will partner with local law enforcement to host "Crush the Crisis" opioid take back day. The community is invited to safely and anonymously dispose of unused or expired prescription medications at participating TriStar Health hospitals.

The opioid crisis has been declared a public health emergency. Every day, more than 130 people in the United States die from opioid-related drug overdoses. The misuse of prescription opioids often begins when they are obtained from a friend or family member's medicine cabinet. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, in 2017, there were 1,269 overdose deaths involving opioids in Tennessee--a rate of 19.3 deaths per 100,000 persons, which is higher than the national rate of 14.6 deaths per 100,000 persons. Kentucky is among the top ten states with the highest opioid-related overdose deaths. In 2017, there were 1,160 reported opioid-involved deaths in Kentucky--a rate of 27.9 deaths per 100,000 persons, compared to the average national rate of 14.6 deaths per 100,000 persons.

Accepted medications include: tablets, capsules and patches of Hydrocodone (Norco, Lortab, Vicodin), Oxycodone (Oxycontin, Percocet), Tramadol (Ultram), Codeine, Fentanyl (Duragesic), Morphine, Hydromorphone (Dilaudid) and Oxymorphone (Opana). We will not be able to accept needles, syringes, lancets, inhalers or liquids.


TriStar Centennial Medical Center

2300 Patterson Street - Nashville, TN 37203


TriStar Hendersonville Medical Center

355 New Shackle Island Road - Hendersonville, TN 37075


TriStar Horizon Medical Center

111 Highway 70 East - Dickson, TN 37055


TriStar Greenview Regional Hospital

1801 Ashley Circle - Bowling Green, KY 42104


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


TriStar Summit Medical Center*

5655 Frist Boulevard - Hermitage, TN 37076


TriStar Spring Hill ER

3001 Reserve Boulevard - Spring Hill, TN 37174


*TriStar Summit will be collecting medications from 10 am - 1 pm.

 
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