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Gone for Good Campaign a Huge Success

Over 20,000 Drug Disposal Pouches Distributed in Spring Campaign

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This spring, national nonprofit SAFE Project teamed up with Athletico Physical Therapy and the creators of the Deterra® Drug Deactivation and Disposal System for a third Gone for Good® at-home medication disposal campaign to give away free Deterra Pouches to households nationwide.

We exceeded our goal of distributing 20,000 Deterra Pouches in April. By popular demand, the campaign was extended through National Prevention Week (May 9-15) to help get even more Deterra Pouches into the hands of those who need them.

Combined with our two 2020 campaigns, we’ve distributed a total of 45,000 Deterra Pouches to destroy nearly 4 million unwanted and expired medications in homes across the country.

Though the campaign has ended, you can still do your part to prevent medication misuse. Use the form below to join our email list and receive updates about future campaigns.

Two Deterra Pouches
45,000 Pouches equal fifteen cruise ships
4 million pills equals 20 baby elephants

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Admiral Sandy Winnefeld

“Opioid dependence often starts in the home medicine cabinet, easily accessed by family members or visitors. Through our partnership with Deterra, we can help keep medications out of the wrong hands.”

– Admiral Sandy Winnefeld, SAFE Project Co-Founder

OPIOID PRESCRIPTIONS DISPENSED BETWEEN 2012 AND 2017¹

OF OPIOIDS PRESCRIBED REMAIN UNUSED AND AVAILABLE FOR ABUSE²

ABUSE A PRESCRIPTION DRUG FOR THE FIRST TIME EVERY DAY³

Prevention is about more than dispensing less; it’s about properly removing the excess supply of medications. Without doing so, these medications can be stolen, abused or leaked into our ecosystem, contaminating our soil and water.

Deterra is the only independently tested, safe and environmentally sound solution for the permanent destruction of opioids, prescription and over the counter medication. Our solution doesn’t just mask medications in a gel or liquid. The patented approach is scientifically proven to completely destroy pills, patches, liquids, creams and films. Get a full tutorial on how to use our products.

How Deterra Works

Tear open pouch – do not remove inner pod(s). Place unused medications inside.

Fill pouch halfway with warm water and wait 30 seconds for air to release. Some foaming may occur.

Seal pouch tightly, gently shake and dispose of normal household trash.

Safe for Everyone. Safe for the Environment.

in addition to preventing addiction, proper drug disposal benefits our environment. Deterra is made with environmentally sound, non-toxic materials to prevent drugs from seeping into our land and water systems.

Deterra is Your At-home Essential for Drug Disposal

The giveaway has ended, but you can still purchase Deterra Pouches and remove the risk of drug misuse in your home.

Effect of an Activated Charcoal Bag on Disposal of Unused Opioids After an Outpatient Surgical Procedure: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Surg. Published online March 27, 2019. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2019.0155
2 https://www.cdc.gov/drugoverdose/maps/rxrate-maps.html
https://www.drugfreeworld.org/drugfacts/prescription/abuse-international-statistics.html