• Since 1999 there has been a 415% increase in the prescription pain reliever death rate in Oklahoma.


Prescription drug is Oklahoma’s fastest growing drug problem and impacts our state in multiple ways. Oklahoma workers who abuse prescription drugs contribute to poor work performance, injuries, absenteesism and lack of economic productivity. Young people may view prescription as a “less harmful” drug of choice, derailing healthy development and their ability to succeed.

And, Oklahomans are dying as a result of unintentional prescripition drug overdoeses. Comabting prescription drug misue/abuse is a priority in Oklahoma. Educate yourself, and your family, about the dangers of prescription drug abuse and be part of the solution for this growing public health concern. Working together as communities, as a state, we can make a difference.