April 13, 2021
Reston, VA. — With the opioid crisis still raging throughout the nation, Reston Hospital Center will take part in “Crush the Crisis,” an opioid drug take-back day, which will allow the community to safely dispose of unused or expired opioid medications.
The drug take-back collection site will be available on Saturday, April 24 from 10:00 am — 2:00 pm at the following location:
Reston Hospital Center
1850 Town Center Parkway, Reston, VA
Drive-thru availability at the drop-off loop at the rear entrance of Pavilion I
“Stress related to the COVID-19 pandemic may be exacerbating the opioid crisis by causing Americans to have feelings of anxiety, grief, social isolation, financial worry, and general uncertainty, all of which can affect those with substance use disorders and those at risk of developing one,” said Dr. Tom Taghon, Chief Medical Officer Reston Hospital Center. “Now, more than ever, it’s critically important to get unused pain medications out of homes and to educate the community about the serious threat of opioid misuse and abuse.”
Volunteers 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. Law enforcement officers from the Fairfax County Police Department, Reston District Police Station will be on site to assist with the collection and disposal of unused medications.
“We are pleased to host this event in partnership with our local first responders from the Reston District Police Station,” said John Deardorff, President and Chief Executive Officer of HCA’s Northern Virginia market and Reston Hospital Center. “We hope our community members will join us to safely dispose of their unused and expired medications.”
The collection site will be conveniently held in the circular drive at the Pavilion 1 Rear Entrance. For ease of access, enter the Reston Hospital Center campus from New Dominion Parkway. After the stop sign, pass the loading dock, and the Pavilion 1 circular drive is immediately on the right.
For more information, please call (703) 478-0904 | TTY 711.