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.