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Crush the Crisis: Opioid Take Back Day

Saturday, September 21, 2019

9:00 am - 1:00 pm

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The opioid crisis has been declared a public health emergency. Together, we can help “Crush the Crisis” and take action by safely disposing of unused and expired medication.

On Saturday, September 21st from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., HCA Houston Healthcare and University of Houston are providing an opportunity for the community to properly dispose of their unused prescription medications anonymously - no questions asked!

The collection site will be conveniently located in front of the George Building at the University of Houston at Sugar Land. Look for the red UH banner!

Here, hospital staff, volunteers and uniformed law enforcement officers will be on site to help with the safe and anonymous disposal of your unwanted medications.

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

We will not be able to accept needles, syringes, lancets or liquids.

CRUSHING THE OPIOID CRISIS

The opioid crisis has been declared a public health emergency. Every day, more than 130 people in the United States die from opioid-related drug overdoses. The misuse of prescription opioids often begins when they are obtained from a friend or family member’s medicine cabinet.

HCA Houston Healthcare is joining our family of hospitals across the greater Houston area, as well as HCA Healthcare hospitals across the nation to host opioid take back events. Together, we can help “Crush the Crisis” and take action by safely disposing of unused and expired medication.

For more information about Crush the Crisis Opioid Take Back Day, call (833) 582-1970 or visit https://hcahealthcare.com/crush-the-crisis

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Location
University of Houston at Sugar Land 14000 University Blvd, Sugar Land, Texas 77479