NASHVILLE, TN — TriStar Health will host an opioid take back event to raise awareness about the dangers of opioid misuse and proper disposal of medications on Saturday, October 29, 2022. Called “Crush the Crisis,” the event aligns with the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) National Prescription Drug Take Back Day and invites community members to safely and anonymously dispose of unused or expired prescription medications.

Law enforcement officers from the local police departments will be collecting tablets or capsules in any packaging, patches, medicated ointments, lotions, or drops, liquid medications (in lead-proof containers), vape cartridges (without batteries) and pet medications. Needles, syringes, lancets and illegal drugs will not be accepted.

“Crush the Crisis” will take place at ten TriStar Health facilities on October 29 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The community is invited to safely and anonymously dispose of unused or expired prescription medication at the following locations:

TriStar Centennial Medical Center 2400 Patterson Street – Nashville

TriStar Hendersonville Medical Center 355 New Shackle Island Road Hendersonville

TriStar Horizon Medical Center 111 Highway 70 East – Dickson
(Medication collected from 9am-1pm)

TriStar Greenview Regional Hospital 1801 Ashley Circle – Bowling Green, KY

TriStar NorthCrest Medical Center CVS at 903 Memorial Blvd. – Springfield

TriStar Skyline Medical Center 3441 Dickerson Pike – Nashville

 TriStar Southern Hills Medical Center 391 Wallace Road – Nashville

 TriStar Stonecrest Medical Center 200 Stonecrest Boulevard – Smyrna

TriStar Summit Medical Center 5655 Frist Boulevard – Hermitage

 TriStar Spring Hill ER 3001 Reserve Boulevard, Spring Hill
(Medication collected from 9am-1pm)

For more information, go to TriStarHealth.com/CrushtheCrisis.