Wood County Prevention Coalition Podcast

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Deterra Drug Deactivation System

Deterra Drug Deactivation System

8/25/2016

In 2014, health care providers wrote 480 million opioid prescriptions. Of those, 70% of those pills remain unused and available for abuse. Every day, 2,500 new kids begin abusing opioids. Three out of four people with heroin dependence began with prescription opioids. Less than half of prescription drugs that are flushed down the toilet are removed by water treatment facilities.

So what do we do about it?

A company called Verde Technologies has introduced a product called Deterra Drug Deactivation System. The pouch, which comes in several sizes, renders pills, liquids and patches ineffective for misuse and is environmentally friendly.

The company has two goals:
1) Fighting abuse and misuse of drugs
2) Reduce contamination of water and air

Learn how they accomplish those goals with Deterra Drug Deactivation System in this episode of the Wood County Prevention Coalition Podcast.

Learn more about Deterra at www.deterrasystem.com

Parental guidance is ENCOURAGED.

This podcast is intended for educational purposes only. The views expressed on the podcast are solely of the individuals, and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Wood County Educational Service Center or the Wood County Prevention Coalition.

Music courtesy of Breaking Grace (www.breakinggrace.us). Featuring the songs What Do You Want and Heart So Cold, off of their album Redemption Road. Copyright 2014 by Breaking Grace. Used with permission.


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