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Measure the ROI of Deterra in 4 Steps

Learn how organizations determine the ROI of at-home drug deactivation and disposal campaigns and the 4-step process you can use to measure the success of local prevention efforts.

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Order Deterra Online

Deterra products are available for purchase online. For individuals, 3-packs of pouches can be purchased on Amazon. To order case quantities, simply create a business account to access our customer portal or order through our distributor network.

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Find Funding for Deterra

As an evidence-based prevention solution, Deterra is an eligible expense for federal and local grants as well as opioid settlement funds. Visit our funding directory for up-to-date information on the latest funding opportunities for at-home drug deactivation and disposal.

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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.  

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Employee substance use costs employers time and money in lost productivity and increased medical & insurance costs. Protect employees from the risk of drug misuse 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 providers prevent misuse and diversion. Deterra is 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 misuse 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 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.