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Funding Options TO MAKE EVERY DAY TAKE BACK DAY
In our latest blog, Detective Melchi of the Clark County Sheriff’s Office discusses specific funding opportunities that can help counties, coalitions, and public safety agencies extend the reach of their prevention efforts with at-home drug deactivation and disposal resources.
Case Study: Forsyth County
Learn how a Georgia teen’s mission to distribute Deterra Pouches in Forsyth County has increased community access to safe medication disposal during a critical time.
DETERRA WINS 2021 SEAL BUSINESS SUSTAINABILITY AWARD
The Deterra® Drug Deactivation and Disposal System has been awarded a 2021 SEAL Business Sustainability Award. Deterra was honored in the Sustainable Product category, which recognizes innovative products designed for a sustainable future. Read the full press release to learn more about the SEAL Awards and why Deterra was chosen for this year’s award.
Find Funding for at-home drug deactivation resources
Looking for grant opportunities and other funding options to add evidence-based tools like the Deterra System to your prevention plan? Visit our new funding directory to view funding sources for government agencies, nonprofits, coalitions and more.
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.
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.
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 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.