AUI Gives Back – Act #8 Teaming up with Deterra

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Different types of prescription drugs that need to be turned in to the Deterra Program

AUI is proud to continue to volunteer and support the efforts of the Deterra Safe Drug Disposal Program as one of our AUI Gives Back programs since 2016.  With the help of Summit County Community Partnership, AUI has distributed pouches to collect unused medication in our community, to keep it from falling into the wrong hands.  Together we have been making a difference in getting dangerous medications off the streets and safely to places where they can be properly disposed of.

Chrissy Myers was one of the original members of the project committee and is proud to support this program funded by the Summit County ADM Board.

Watch Our AUI Team Get Involved with the Deterra Project:

What is the Deterra Project?

In August of 2016 the Summit County Community Partnership kicked off a drug prevention initiative aimed tat preventing the pipeline to addiction.  Together with a donation from Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals, drug deactivation pouches were distributed to senior centers, patients, local business and families in Summitt County.  They provide a safe way to dispose of unneeded prescription drugs.

The goal is to prevent the misuse of prescription drugs that can lead to addiction. Each pouch can hold up to 1.3 million pills, taking them out of circulation in our community. Along with the pouches there are also DUMP boxes throughout the Summit County Community.  One location of the DUMP boxes can be found in every Acme Fresh Market Pharmacy in one of their 16 community locations.

Watch this Video on Ohio’s Safe RX Collaborative:

How Can You Get Involved:

In the spirit of “get in where you fit in” the Summit County Community Partnership encourages individuals, local businesses, and community organizations to join them in spreading the word on how to build a healthy addition-free community.  Learn more on their website HERE.

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