Crush the Crisis

Opioid Prescription Take-Back Events

Friday, September 7th

Current figures support the claim that more people die from complications of opiate addiction than all other drugs combined. That’s why participating HCA Hospitals throughout Middle Tennessee, East Tennessee and Northwest Georgia – in partnership with local law enforcement and the DEA – are coming together to help support the fight against opioid addiction. Uniformed law enforcement officers, along with hospital staff and volunteers, will be on site at the following locations and times to help with the collection and disposal of unused medications.

For more information, please call (615) 324-1702

Parkridge Medical Center

2205 McCallie Ave,
Chattanooga, TN 37404

9:00am-3:00pm


In partnership with the Chattanooga Police Department

Eastside Medical Center

1700 Medical Way,
Snellville, GA 30078

10:00am-2:00pm


in partnership with
the Snellville Police Department

Cartersville Medical Center

960 Joe Frank Harris Pkwy SE,
Cartersville, GA 30120

10:00am-2:00pm


in partnership with
the Bartow County Sheriff's Office

TriStar Centennial Medical Center

2300 Patterson St,
Nashville, TN 37203

10:00am-2:00pm


in partnership with
the Nashville Metro Police Department

TriStar Skyline Medical Center

3441 Dickerson Pike,
Nashville, TN 37207

10:00am-2:00pm


in partnership with
the Nashville Metro Police Department

TriStar Hendersonville Medical Center

355 New Shackle Island Rd,
Hendersonville, TN 37075

10:00am-2:00pm


in partnership with
the Sumner County Sheriff's Office

TriStar Summit Medical Center

5655 Frist Blvd,
Hermitage, TN 37076

10:00am-2:00pm


in partnership with
the Hermitage Police Department

TriStar Southern Hills Medical Center

391 Wallace Rd,
Nashville, TN 37211

10:00am-2:00pm


in partnership with
the Nashville Metro Police Department - South Precinct

TriStar Spring Hill ER

3001 Reserve Blvd,
Spring Hill, TN 37174

10:00am-2:00pm


in partnership with
the Spring Hill Police Department

Alternate Dates

Redmond Regional Medical Center

501 Redmond Rd,
Rome, GA 30165

Saturday, September 8th
10:00am-2:00pm


in partnership with
the Floyd County Sheriff's Office

TriStar Horizon Medical Center

Dickson County Fairgrounds 1053 TN-47,
Dickson, TN 37055

Saturday September 22nd
9:00am-1:00pm


in partnership with
the Dickson Police Department

'Crush the Crisis' take-back events help to bring awareness of the dangers of opioid addiction and the importance of proper disposal of these highly addictive medications. Opioid addiction can happen to anyone, and unused opioids are a major source of misuse and diversion. 'Crush the Crisis' take-back events provide an opportunity for the community to properly dispose of their unused medication - anonymously with no questions asked!

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
  • Liquids