Crush the Crisis: National Drug Take Back Day (Update)

National Drug Take Back Day – April 27, 2019

ELITE PHYSICAL THERAPY & BALANCE and the SPRING HILL POLICE DEPARTMENT hosted a prescription drug drop off event.

Update:

This weekend’s #crushthecrisis National Drug Take-Back Event was a smashing success.  With the help of the Spring Hill Police Department, we were able to pass out approximately 600 bags or backpacks stuffed with goodies and flyers for the community. These flyers bring awareness to the dangers of keeping expired medications around people’s homes while offering a few options for safe disposal. The bags and backpacks offered information about the physical services we offer, a referral card, highlighters, pens, pads of paper and candy. We interfaced with about 700 people in front of the clinic in 4 hours. The Spring Hill crowd was very welcoming and appreciative of our efforts and every car we approached welcomed us with smiles. It was a great day! Spring Hill, thank you for allowing us to be part of your community!

Fun fact: Every year there are 2 events, one in April and the other in October.  Between the 2 events, there were 931.62 tons (yes, tons) of medications collected nationwide which is up from the 906 tons collected from the previous year.  There are, on average, about 5,500 collection sites nationwide.
See our Facebook page for more pictures of the event.
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We invite the Spring Hill and neighboring communities to participate by bringing your expired and unused prescription medications to be safely discarded.

When: April 27, 2019
Time: 10 AM – 2 PM
Where:
Elite Physical Therapy and Balance
5290 Main Street
Spring Hill, TN 37174

Sorry, we will not be able to accept needles/syringes or liquids over 4 oz.

If you are not able to attend this event, there is a drop-box located at the lower level of City Hall on the left-hand (south) side of the building. Enter at the door marked with the SHPD logo and the box is to your left. This box is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Please join us in the fight against the opioid crisis!  #ChoosePT  #CrushTheCrisis

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