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Gone for Good

Make your home safer and prevent misuse by getting rid of unused prescription and over-the-counter medications.

Over 63% of Americans have unused prescriptions in their homes.

Last year over 100,000 drug overdose deaths occurred in the United States – the highest number of overdose deaths ever recorded. We know that opioid dependence often starts in the home, and that the medicine cabinet is the #1 source for prescription drugs for children. Through our partnership with NAHB, we can help keep medications out of the wrong hands.

In an effort to combat misuse, NAHB and SAFE Project have partnered to provide up to 5,000 FREE Deterra System drug disposal pouches to NAHB members and their families April 1 -31. Each Deterra Pouch can deactivate up to 90 pills, 12 ounces of liquid, or up to 12 patches. There is a limit of one pouch per household.

Do Your Part to Help Combat Misuse

You have the power to destroy unused and expired prescription drugs, keeping them out of the wrong hands, avoiding intentional and unintentional misuse, and protecting the environment at the same time.

We can and must take action to educate the public about the risks of unfettered access to unused medication and provide a safe solution for their disposal.

Request a Deterra Pouch

Learn the Facts

  • 100,306 Americans lost their lives to overdoses from April 2020 to April 2021. This is the highest number of Americans lost to overdoses ever recorded.
  • To date, we have provided over 71,000 Drug Deactivation Pouches nationwide with the capacity to destroy more than six million medications.
  • Each large Drug Deactivation Pouch can deactivate up to 90 pills, 12 ounces of liquid, or up to 12 patches.
  • It has never been more important to ensure that unused drugs are properly disposed of to prevent them from being misused or falling into the wrong hands.

Safe medication disposal is the responsibility of every household, and it is a non-negotiable to have at-home solutions available, especially in light of the current pandemic. We all have the power to make everyday drug take back day.