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A direct-to-household mailing of Deterra can help reduce the costs of drug misuse and save lives. Contact us for a free custom assessment to see the ROI of an at-home drug disposal mailing campaign in your community.

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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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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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Governor’s Prevention Partnership Case Study

Connecticut nonprofit, Governor’s Prevention Program (GPP), uses Deterra System to help reduce drug misuse and prevent overdoses across multiple demographics.

Learn how GPP secured congressionally directed spending to fund Deterra and lower the supply of unwanted drugs in Connecticut.

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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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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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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.

What is the opioid crisis costing you?

A direct-to-household mailing of Deterra® Drug Deactivation and Disposal Pouches can help reduce the costs of drug misuse and save lives. Contact us for a free custom assessment to see the ROI of an at-home drug disposal mailing campaign in your community.

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 Testimonials

We have people showing up asking for multiple [Deterra Pouches] because the word has gotten out, and residents know what they are and how easy they work.

Brian Melchi

Detective, Clark County Sherriff’s Office
With the Deterra Pouches I am able to provide my patients and their families with a drug abuse prevention resource that is easy-to-use, convenient and tangible.

Dr. Greg Colbath

Orthopedic Surgeon, Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System
We know not everyone finishes their prescriptions, and [Deterra] is such a simple way to keep medication out of the wrong hands and protect the environment.

Megan Allain

MPH, CHES, Director of Community Impact, Inspira Health
When one of the DEA take back event sites that we went to was full, Deterra was the only means for people to dispose of their medications. It was nice that we had the pouches because otherwise those people would have had no option for disposal.

Tom Fulton

Project Coordinator, Wheeler Clinic

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.