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TRH To Host 'Crush The Crisis,' Opioid Take Back Day Sept. 7

 

August 29, 2019



On Saturday, Sept. 7, Transylvania Regional Hospital will host “Crush the Crisis,” an opioid take back event. Law enforcement officers from the Brevard Police Department will be onsite to assist with the collection and disposal of unused medications from 9 a.m. until noon.

Local law enforcement near the main hospital entrance will be collecting tablets, capsules and patches of Hydrocodone (Norco, Lortab, Vicodin), Oxycodone (Oxycontin, Percocet), Tramadol (Ultram), Codeine, Fentanyl (Duragesic), Morphine, Hydromorphone (Dilaudid) and Oxymorphone (Opana). Needles, syringes, lancets or liquids will not be accepted.

Transylvania Regional Hospital is participating as part of HCA Healthcare’s first national “Crush the Crisis” opioid take back day. More than 65 HCA Healthcare facilities across 14 states are uniting to collect unused or expired opioids for one day.

Opioid addiction is a growing crisis across the nation. The goal for ‘Crush the Crisis’ is to raise awareness of the dangers of opioid addiction and educate the community about the proper disposal of these medications. Opioid addiction can happen to anyone. The hospital is providing this drop off opportunity confidentially and anonymously.

Transylvania Regional Hospital is located at 260 Hospital Drive in Brevard.

 
 

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