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Portland schools pass out thousands of drug deactivation bags

PORTLAND Ore. (KPTV) – Portland Public Schools are using a new tool to help students and their families dispose of potentially harmful drugs.

At registration, Portland high schoolers got all the information they need for the new school year and each got sent home with a Deterra bag. Their purpose is to dispose of any drugs that kids may have access to at home.

“Schools have an important role in doing drug and alcohol prevention, but the bulk of prevention and protective factors happen at home,” said Mary Stevens-Krogh, the Drug and Alcohol Support Services Coordinator at PPS.