Crush the Crisis

Spread the Word and Help “Crush the Crisis” on Sept. 7

Mission Health on social media, then you’ve probably seen that we are hosting an Opioid Take Back Day this Saturday, Sept. 7. If you haven’t heard yet how we’re “Crushing the Crisis,” then you heard it here first at The SCOPE – Mission Health is participating in HCA Healthcare’s first national “Crush the Crisis” opioid take back day.

What’s the deal?

Have you ever had a pain-relief prescription you didn’t finish? You aren’t the only one! In fact, in our communities, two-thirds of teens who misused pain relievers reported that they got them from family, friends and the home medicine cabinet.

Opioid addiction is a growing crisis across the nation that can affect anyone. The goal of ‘Crush the Crisis’ is to raise continued awareness about the dangers of opioid addiction and educate our community how to properly dispose of these medications. Mission Health is one of more than 65 HCA Healthcare facilities across 14 states that are uniting to collect unused or expired opioids for one day.

When can I drop off my old prescriptions?

On Saturday, Sept. 7, Mission Health is hosting “Crush the Crisis,” an opioid take back event at every Mission Health hospital, in partnership with local law enforcement officers from across western North Carolina.

All team members, friends and families should check their medicine cabinet for unused or expired opioid prescription drugs. Rid of them safely (and anonymously) by dropping them off at your local Mission Health hospital. Find a drop-off event near you >>

What items are accepted?

  • Tablets
  • Capsules and Patches – Hydrocodone (Norco, Lortab, Vicodin)\
  • Oxycodone (Oxycontin, Percocet)
  • Tramadol (Ultram)
  • Codeine, Fentanyl (Duragesic)
  • Morphine, Hydromorphone (Dilaudid)
  • Oxymorphone (Opana)

What items aren’t accepted?

  • Needles
  • Syringes
  • Lancets
  • Liquids

We hope you will join us in curbing opioid misuse in our community!


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