Get Deterra for Take Back Day
National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is April 22. Including an at-home drug deactivation and disposal option can help extend the reach of take-back events and encourage proper drug disposal year-round.
Order by April 12 to get Deterra in time for Take Back Day.
Deterra Deactivates Fentanyl
The Deterra Drug Deactivation and Disposal System can safely dispose of prescription and illicit forms of fentanyl.
Adding Deterra to your prevention plans can help save lives by raising awareness and providing a discreet at-home drug disposal option.
Updated Grant Guide Available
We’ve updated our free guide to securing grant funds for evidence-based prevention solutions like Deterra. Get the latest version for expert grant-writing help, tips on finding funding and much more.
TOP 10 WAYS TO DISTRIBUTE DETERRA
Getting prevention resources out into the community is critical, but how you do it is just as important.
Need some ideas on how to distribute Deterra Pouches? Our latest blog post highlights the top 10 creative ways our partners have successfully used to get at-home drug deactivation and disposal resources into the hands of those who need them most.
Inspira Health Case Study
Nonprofit healthcare organization, Inspira Health, has been providing the Deterra System to individuals and coalitions in New Jersey to help lower the supply of unwanted medications.
Learn how Inspira Health used Deterra to increase patients’ proper drug disposal behavior and lower the supply of unused drugs available for misuse in the community.
Deterra deactivates 1 billion pills
Organizations across the country have distributed enough Deterra products to safely destroy over 1 billion unused and unwanted pills. Learn how this momentous goal was achieved and how we’ll meet our next milestone.
Deterra is the Solution for Safe Medication Disposal
Deterra is on a mission to prevent drug misuse and protect our environment through safe, permanent disposal of unused prescription and over the counter medications. The Deterra Drug Deactivation and Disposal System is the only product that is independently tested and scientifically proven to destroy drugs for good. Our patented, easy-to-use drug disposal system can be used at home or in a clinical setting to safely destroy unused or expired medications, making them unavailable for misuse and safe for disposal in the normal trash.
CALCULATE THE COST SAVINGS OF DETERRA
How much could you save by providing Deterra® Drug Deactivation and Disposal Pouches to your employees? Use our savings calculator, see an example model in How to Reduce the Cost of the Opioid Crisis with At-home Drug Disposal or contact us for a free custom report.
Deterra Destroys Unused Medication in 3 Easy Steps
The patented Deterra® System deactivates prescription drugs, pills, patches, liquids, creams and films. Deterra renders them inert, unavailable for misuse and safe for the environment. In a simple 3-step process, a user deactivates the drugs by putting them in a Deterra pouch or container, adding water, shaking and throwing it away. It’s truly that simple.
Place Medication in Pouch
Open pouch and place unused medications inside.
Fill Halfway with Water
Fill halfway with warm water and wait 30 seconds. Foaming may occur.
Seal, Shake & Dispose in Trash
Seal tightly, gently shake and dispose of in normal trash.
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Deterra has brought me peace of mind that my medications are now safely inactivated and disposed of in an environmentally safe manner. This option should be free and widely available at any pharmacy or by mail. In fact, they should come with every opioid prescription!
What is Deterra?
We created Deterra to reduce the risk of misuse and accidental ingestion of leftover medication, especially prescription opioids. Learn more about our solution to safe drug disposal.
How Does Deterra Work?
Deterra Pouches can rid any home of dangerous, leftover drugs in minutes. See how easy it is to deactivate and dispose of pills, patches, liquids, creams and films in three simple steps.
Patented Drug Deactivation Technology
The Deterra System is powered by proprietary activated carbon, which permanently deactivates prescription and over the counter drugs. Developed under federal contract awarded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), our patented technology is independently lab-tested and scientifically proven to deactivate drugs, rendering them unavailable for misuse and safe for disposal.