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Gone for Good Campaign a Huge Success

For the fourth straight campaign, Gone for Good exceeded expectations: 22,000 Deterra Pouches were requested in October – enough to deactivate nearly 2 million pills. Since the start of Gone for Good in 2020, 71,500 pouches have been requested by households nationwide. See the full results and sign up to be notified about future campaigns.

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Case Study: Samaritan Ministry

To combat the growing opioid epidemic, one faith-based organization in Knoxville wanted a way to educate individuals about substance misuse and provide resources that could help prevent overdoses. Learn how Samaritan Ministry uses Deterra to help eliminate opportunities for misuse.

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Prevention in Indigenous Communities

At-home drug deactivation and disposal resources can help Indigenous communities prevent drug misuse and overdoses. In our latest blog, Global Indigenous People’s Council president Tom Rodgers explores the role of at-home drug deactivation in protecting people and the environment.

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Amplify Your Impact with Value Added Services

Deterra offers custom postcards and labels as well as online and mail-back surveys to help you promote your brand, educate users about Deterra, and measure the impact of your efforts. Learn more about how our Value Added Services can help you raise awareness about your organization, collect survey data and enhance your distribution of Deterra.

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Safely Destroy Unused Medications

Safe use, safe storage and safe disposal are three important points to remember with all medicines, even over-the-counter ones. Deterra products make it easy to safely deactivate and dispose of unneeded medication at home or in a clinical setting.

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New Resource: Deterra Benefits Workbook

Making at-home drug deactivation and disposal part of employee benefits plans can help prevent drug misuse and reduce the associated costs to your business. Download our new Benefits Workbook to calculate the economic and social cost savings of Deterra and learn simple ways to integrate prevention solutions into existing benefits programs.

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Deterra is the Solution for Safe Medication Disposal

Deterra is on a mission to prevent drug abuse 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.

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Employee substance abuse costs employers time and money in lost productivity and increased medical & insurance costs. Protect employees from the risk of drug abuse with a proven prevention solution and save your business money.

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Healthcare professionals are at the forefront of the fight against prescription drug misuse. Deterra’s drug disposal products help patients and healthcare facilities prevent misuse and diversion, while being compliant with many drug disposal laws.

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Leftover prescription drugs fuel the US opioid crisis in our communities. Deterra is a proven, cost-effective prevention product used by law enforcement and government agencies nationwide to help keep unused medications out of the wrong hands and prevent addiction before it starts.

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Personal Use

Unused prescription drugs pose a risk of abuse and accidental poisoning, but improper disposal can harm the environment and contaminate our water supply. Deterra Pouches are a convenient, environmentally sound option for proper drug disposal right at home.


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.

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Place Medication in Pouch

Open pouch and place unused medications inside.

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Fill Halfway with Water

Fill halfway with warm water and wait 30 seconds. Foaming may occur.

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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 abuse, 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.