As the opioid epidemic rages on, NAHB has partnered with SAFE Project to provide resources to members to help prevent, identify and treat substance use disorder.
Last year over 100,000 drug overdose deaths occurred in the United States – the highest number of such deaths ever recorded. Opioid dependence often starts in the home after medication is prescribed for pain mitigation. Over 63% of Americans have unused prescriptions in their homes. Research shows that the medicine cabinet is the leading source of accidental prescription drug ingestion by children. And others in the household have access to unused medication.
Through our partnership with SAFE Project, we can help keep medications out of the wrong hands. NAHB and SAFE Project have partnered to provide up to 5,000 free Deterra System drug disposal pouches to NAHB members and their families during the month of April.
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. Request your free pouch today.
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. NAHB is determined to take action to educate the construction industry about the risks of unfettered access to unused medication and provide a safe solution for their disposal.
For more resources to help combat opioid misuse visit NAHB’s Opioids in the Home Building Industry webpage.
Also be sure to check our resources for mental health and wellbeing for help navigating this difficult time.