Opiate abuse has reached crisis proportions: Nearly 20,000 Americans overdose on prescription pain medication each year. Advocacy groups are combating pain medication addiction through drug awareness, community engagement and drug take back programs. Deterra® Drug Deactivation Pouches are distributed for free at community events, the pouches can help keep prescription painkillers out of the wrong hands. The Deterra System is the only product that is independently lab-tested and scientifically proven to deactivate drugs.

Introducing Deterra

Powered by proprietary MAT12® Molecular Adsorption Technology, the patented Deterra System deactivates prescription drugs, rendering them inert, unavailable for misuse and safe for the environment.

Environmental agencies, public safety organizations, healthcare and other institutions across the country are using Deterra to safely deactivate the active chemicals in the drugs which allows responsible disposal with no concerns that the drugs will end up in the hands of children or drug addicts.


Major General Arthur T. Dean, Chairman & CEO, Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) on the opioid epidemic:

“CADCA’s coalitions support the full continuum of care—prevention, education, treatment, recovery and we firmly believe that prevention is needed now more than ever. That’s why I support the use of the Deterra drug disposal pouch.”