Crush The Crisis. Opioid Take Back Day

Join us on Saturday, October 24, 2020 and help "Crush the Crisis" by participating in an opioid take back event near you.

Giving communities we serve a healthier tomorrow

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an estimated 2 million people in the U.S. suffered from an opioid use disorder in 2018. Tragically, more than 67,000 people died from drug overdoses, with opioids involved in 70% of those deaths. The opioid crisis has been declared a public health emergency and the misuse of prescription opioids often begins when they are obtained from a friend or family member’s medicine cabinet.

Join us on Saturday, October 24, 2020 and help "Crush the Crisis" by participating in an opioid take back event near you. HCA Healthcare facilities across the nation will partner with local law enforcement to raise awareness about opioid addiction and to collect unused and expired prescription medications for proper disposal. This year, HCA Healthcare events will align with National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, sponsored by the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).

Hospital staff, volunteers and uniformed law enforcement officers will be present at each collection site to help with the safe and anonymous disposal of your unwanted medications.

To help keep patients, colleagues and members of our communities safe, HCA Healthcare Crush the Crisis Opioid Take Back Day events will adhere to established CDC safety protocols to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Locate a collection site near you. Call (833) 582-1970.

Locate a collection site near you

  1. Nevada
  2. Idaho
  3. Utah
  4. Colorado
  5. Kansas
  6. Missouri
  7. Texas
  8. Indiana
  9. Kentucky
  10. Louisiana
  11. Tennessee
  12. Georgia
  13. Florida
  14. Virginia
  15. North Carolina
  16. South Carolina
  17. New Hampshire
  18. Alaska

Take action by safely disposing of unused and expired medication

Accepted Items:

Tablets, Capsules and Patches

  • Hydrocodone (Norco, Lortab, Vicodin)
  • Oxycodone (Oxycontin, Percocet)
  • Tramadol (Ultram)
  • Codeine
  • Fentanyl (Duragesic)
  • Morphine
  • Hydromorphone (Dilaudid)
  • Oxymorphone (Opana)

Not Accepted Items:

  • Needles
  • Syringes
  • Lancets
  • Inhalers
  • Liquids

Together, we can help “Crush the Crisis”

As caregivers and members of the HCA Healthcare family, we are committed to helping bring awareness to the dangers of opioid addiction and the importance of proper disposal.

For more information about Crush the Crisis Opioid Take Back Day, call (833) 582-1970.