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DISPOSAL BAGS HELP IN THE BATTLE AGAINST DRUG ABUSE

Opioid overdoses have spiked over the past couple of years, in Minnesota and the United States, due to the pandemic’s burdens combined with increased availability of fentanyl, a synthetic opioid up to 50 times more potent than heroin. A Minnetonka-based company is handing out a product that could potentially reduce opioid abuse at the place it often begins — the family medicine cabinet.

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San Diego Official Advocates for At-Home Drug Disposal

Chair Fletcher wants to do more to help individuals properly dispose of leftover prescription drugs. He is seeking a way to provide drug disposal bags to households across the region. A person can clean out their medicine cabinet of old prescription drugs, put them in the pouch and add water for them to dissolve.

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INVESTMENT IN COMBATTING ADDICTION MUST INCLUDE PREVENTION

Our nation faces a host of crises – not the least of which is the escalating opioid addiction epidemic.

The Biden Administration has proposed a plan to address substance misuse and the overdose epidemic. We must not miss the opportunity to invest in prevention and stopping opioid misuse before it begins.

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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.

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DETERRA WINS 2021 SEAL BUSINESS SUSTAINABILITY AWARD

The Deterra Drug Deactivation and Disposal System won a 2021 SEAL Business Sustainability Award.

Deterra was honored in the Sustainable Product category, which recognizes innovative products designed for a sustainable future.

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Teen leads effort to address drug abuse

Vinayak Menon aims to safely dispose of one million unused pills in the Atlanta metro. In October, Menon joined forces with the national Gone for Good campaign led by nonprofit SAFE Project to distribute at-home disposal pouches to U.S. households.

So far, Menon has distributed 3,750 drug deactivation and disposal pouches to local community organizations — enough to get rid of nearly 330,000 pills — and will continue the effort till he reaches his target.

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Safely dispose of household hazardous wastes, unwanted medications Saturday at ‘STOP’ Day

Riverhead Town’s “Stop Throwing Out Pollutants” Day includes medication take-back event and Deterra Pouches for at-home drug disposal.

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How to clear your medicine cabinet in an environment-friendly way

Proper medication disposal is important to prevent misuse and keep unused drugs from harming the environment. Tools like Deterra can help.

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Why Employers Should Address The Recent Spike In Drug Misuse And Overdose With Employee

Low-cost prevention tools like Deterra Pouches can help employers address drug misuse and reduce the costs associated with opioid use disorder.

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How to support Mental Health Awareness Month with drug deactivation and disposal

Learn how drug deactivation and disposal can help support mental health awareness and address stigma during Mental Health Awareness Month.

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CEO Corner: Law Enforcement’s Role in Prevention

Verde Technologies CEO Jason Sundby discusses how equipping law enforcement with prevention tools like Deterra helps prevent drug misuse.

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7 notable USC alumni to receive honors at the 88th annual Alumni Awards

Deterra Board member Mary Bono receives USC Alumni Merit Award for her work as an anti-drug advocate and policymaker.

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