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Case Studies

Deterra® Drug Deactivation and Disposal System is used by government agencies, healthcare providers, pharmacies, employers and individuals nationwide to safely destroy unused medication. Browse our case studies to see how others like you are using Deterra System to prevent the misuse of leftover prescription drugs.

Case study

School district reduces drug misuse in community with Deterra

School district partners with local coalition and health department to reduce drug misuse by giving local families access to Deterra Drug Deactivation and Disposal Pouches.

case study for nonprofit impact

Non-profit secures congressionally directed spending for Deterra

Learn how the Governor’s Prevention Partnership secured congressionally directed spending to fund Deterra and lower the supply of unwanted drugs in Connecticut.

Inspire Health case study

Inspira health reduces improper drug disposal with deterra

Learn how Inspira Health equipped new mothers with medication safety education and Deterra Pouches to reduce the availability of unused opioids.

community connections case study

coalitions partner on deterra distribution to prevent drug misuse

Learn how Community Connections partnered with local groups in West Virginia to distribute over 200,000 at-home drug deactivation and disposal pouches.

Dr. Greg Colbath Case Study

Increase Safe Disposal of Unused Opioids by Providing Deterra Pouches

Learn how orthopedic surgeon Dr. Greg Colbath is working to combat the opioid crisis by educating his community about safe medication disposal and providing his patients at Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System with Deterra Drug Deactivation and Disposal Pouches.

Jacksonville Case Study

Reduce Risk of Drug Abuse During COVID-19 by Increasing Access to Deterra Pouches

Learn how the Community Coalition Alliance in Jacksonville (CCAFL) and the Florida National Guard made a difference in the fight against the opioid epidemic by partnering with Deterra and SAFE Project to distribute Deterra Drug Deactivation and Disposal Pouches in their community.

Cherokee Nation

Distribute Deterra Pouches to Increase Safe Disposal in Indigenous Communities

Learn how Oklahoma’s Cherokee Nation prevents drug abuse in tribal communities by increasing access to prevention resources like Deterra Drug Deactivation and Disposal Pouches.

Twin City Orthopedics Case Study

Increase Proper Drug Disposal by Patients with Deterra Pouches

Learn how one of the nation’s largest orthopedic physician groups is addressing the opioid epidemic and increasing safe disposal habits of patients with Deterra Drug Deactivation and Disposal Pouches.

Summit County Case Study

Increase Statewide Safe Disposal with Access to Deterra Pouches

Learn how Ohio coalition Summit County Community Partnership partnered with dozens of business, government and nonprofit groups to distribute over 140,000 Deterra Drug Deactivation and Disposal Pouches in the community.

Thomasville City Schools Case Study

Support Students and Families with Deterra for At-Home Drug Disposal

Learn how a public school district in North Carolina used Deterra Pouches to reduce the risk of drug misuse for students and their families at home during the COVID-19 pandemic.

MN Farm Bureau Case Study

Increase Access to At-home Disposal to Combat Opioid Misuse in Rural Communities

Learn how the Minnesota Farm Bureau is raising awareness about the role unused prescription drugs play in the opioid crisis and how the organization provides rural communities with access to convenient, in-home medication disposal with Deterra.

University of Houston Case Study

Grant-Funded Programs Provide At-Home Drug Deactivation and Disposal

Learn how the University of Houston College of Pharmacy’s Prescription Drug Misuse Education and Research Center is using grant funding for community-based distribution of safe prescription medication disposal resources like Deterra System.

Franklin County Case Study

Community Partnerships Reduce the Risk of Drug Abuse During the Pandemic

Learn how Ohio nonprofit Community for New Direction partnered with local groups to distribute Deterra Pouches at COVID-19 testing and vaccination sites, food banks and events in Franklin County.

Denver Metro Case Study


Learn how oral surgeons at Denver Metro OMS are raising awareness about the importance of proper medication disposal and providing Deterra to patients for convenient, at-home drug deactivation.

Wheeler Clinic Case Study

Prevent medication misuse with at-home drug deactivation and disposal

Learn how Wheeler Clinic is educating the community about proper drug disposal and increasing access to safe, effective at-home drug deactivation and disposal resources.

Clark County Sheriff's Office Case Study

Deterra Pouches Help Sheriff’s Office Eliminate Opportunities for Drug Misuse

Learn how the Clark County Sheriff’s Office in Ohio has provided thousands of at-home drug disposal pouches to help the community prevent medication misuse before it starts.

Hennepin County Case Study

Sheriff’s Office Fights Opioid Crisis with At-Home Medication Disposal

Learn how the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office has provided over 50,000 Deterra Pouches to county residents for safe, at-home disposal of prescription and over-the-counter medications.

Capital Caring Health Case Study

Hospice Provider Reduces Risk of Medication Misuse with Deterra System

Learn how Deterra Drug Deactivation and Disposal Pouches are used by Capital Caring Health to help hospice patients and their families safely dispose of unused medication.

Samaritan Ministry Case Study

Knoxville Ministry Tackles Opioid Misuse with At-Home Drug Deactivation

Learn how a faith-based organization uses Deterra to raise awareness about proper drug disposal to help prevent medication misuse in Knoxville.

Forsyth County Case Study

Georgia Teen Provides Deterra for At-Home Drug Deactivation and Disposal

Learn how a teen’s mission to distribute Deterra Pouches in Forsyth County has increased community access to safe medication disposal during a critical time.

Douglas County case study

Wisconsin County Mails Deterra to Households for Misuse Prevention

Learn how Douglas County mailed educational resources and 22,000 Deterra Pouches to county residents to encourage proper drug disposal and prevent drug misuse.