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Prevention is key

Prevention is key to stopping the disease of addiction. Everyone has a role in preventing the tragedies that occur once a person becomes addicted to a substance or behavior. You can make a difference in the lives of those around you. Check out these many resources and if you’d like more, contact us at

The Deterra Project: Preventing Prescription Medicine Abuse:

The Deterra Project provides free at-home drug-deactivation pouches to community residents promoting safe medicine usage, storage and disposal.  The user-friendly pouch deactivates prescription drugs and renders contents safe for landfills. After filling the specially formulated pouch with prescription drugs and regular tap water, it can be sealed and thrown away with the household trash.

You can pick up a free drug deactivation pouch at the pharmacy counters of Acme Fresh Market Pharmacy and Summit County Discount Drug Mart stores.  SCCP is grateful to the more than 70 community partners who are  distributing drug deactivation pouches.  Distribution Partners List

Additional information about The Deterra Project can be accessed here:

SafeRx Regional Collaborative

In February 2018, six counties in Northeast Ohio (Cuyahoga, Medina, Portage, Stark, Summit & Wayne Counties) came together to create a regional collaborative which develops & shares resources in order to promote safe medicine usage, storage & disposal in Northeast Ohio. In September 2018, Geauga County joined the collaborative. Collectively, these counties share more than 25% of Ohio residents and dispense more than 100 million opioid doses annually.


Local Prevention Resources


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Responsible Gambling Resources