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MAKING PREVENTION A PRIORITY IN INDIAN COUNTRY

Nationwide, Native Americans are at least twice as likely as the general population to become addicted to drugs and alcohol, and three times as likely to die of a drug overdose.

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the unequal impact of substance misuse on Native populations, and opioid overdoses have soared to record-breaking numbers over the last 18 months.

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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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Deterra Pouches help fight opioid crisis

Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry announced the distribution of Deterra Drug Deactivation and Disposal System Pouches in northwest Louisiana.

The pouches will be distributed via Meals on Wheels through the Bossier Council on Aging in an effort to combat the opioid epidemic.

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Plymouth County Outreach Hosts Take-Back Event

Plymouth County Outreach collaborated on a take-back event for National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, collecting 41 pounds of prescription medications and distributing dozens of Deterra Drug Deactivation and Disposal Pouches to help residents safely dispose of unused medications.

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construction leaders can address drug misuse

Construction workers are among the hardest hit population when it comes to opioid overdose deaths. The good news is that there are practical steps construction leaders can take to mitigate this problem in the workplace.

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Narcan Distribution Drive-Thru event to be held Dec. 4

Deterra Pouches will be distributed in overdose prevention kits at a Narcan drive-through event in Canonsburg to help residents safely dispose of drugs at home.

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Prescription drug drop-off event shows community impact

UCF Student Health Services co-hosted a prescription drug drop-off event and will provide Deterra for at-home medication deactivation.

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New drug disposal drop box installed at LFPD

A new drug drop box in Little Falls will help residents safely dispose of unwanted medication. Deterra Drug Deactivation and Disposal Pouches will be offered by all law enforcement agencies in Morrison County for at-home drug deactivation.

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Making Prevention a Priority in Indian Country 

At-home drug deactivation and disposal resources can help Indigenous communities prevent drug misuse and overdoses.

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CEO Corner: Healing Tribal Lands

Verde Technologies CEO Jason Sundby discusses funding sources for Indigenous groups to increase access to at-home drug deactivation and disposal to help prevent opioid misuse.

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Library holds workshop on safely taking pain medicine

A Wisconsin library hosted an informational workshop to raise awareness about opioid safely and proper drug deactivation and disposal.

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