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Empowering Change
for Oklahomans provides knowledge & resources for those who are dealing
with or wanting to learn more about prescription drug abuse.

Bringing Awareness to a
Silent Epidemic

Oklahoma is the 2nd highest ranked state for Prescription Drug Abuse.

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Did you know?

Drug overdose death rates have more than tripled since 1990.

Signs & Symptoms
Is your family member showing signs of abuse?

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Brain Development
Substance abuse can be devastating to
the developing brain

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Prescription Drug Abuse
Top 10 things the CDC says you should know

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Prevention Status Report
Oklahoma 2013

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Parents are the most effective resource, & leverage point, in preventing & reducing adolescent & young adult drug & alcohol abuse & addiction.


Enough prescription pain killers were prescribed in 2010 to medicate every American around the clock for one month.



treatment admissions for abuse


emergency department visits for misuse or abuse


people who abuse or are dependent


for every one pain prescription death

Treatment Facilities

Finding help in Oklahoma

Center for Therapeutic Intervention
Addiction Recovery Center

4845 S Sheridan Road
Suite 510,
 Tulsa, Ok 74145

Youth Care of Oklahoma/Tulsa
Substance Abuse Outpatient

6301 East 41st Street
Tulsa, Ok 74135

Tulsa Women & Childrens Palmer Continuum of Care
Addiction Recovery Center

2442 East Mohawk Boulevard
Tulsa, Ok 74110

Tiger Mountain Recovery
Addiction Recovery Center

316 West Main Street,
Henryetta, Ok 74437

12 and 12
Addiction Recovery Center

6333 East Skelly Drive
Tulsa, Ok 74135

Jim Riley
Addiction Recovery Center

2201 Cardinal Drive
Edmond, OK 73013

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Brandon's Story

Fighting Addiction Through Education (FATE) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to EDUCATE the general public and our state's leaders on the truth about addiction. To find out more about this organization go to

Founder Reggie Whitten lost his son, hear his story in this touching video.

Austin Box Foundation

Austin Box "12" Foundation: Started after former OU football player's untimely death due to an accidental prescription drug overdose. Here is Mrs. Box working with the State of Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services to bring awareness to this local problem. To find out more about his foundation go to

Drug overdoses now kill more Americans than motor vehicle crashes.


Im not telling you its going to be easy, I'm telling you its going to be worth it.


Parents Knowledge
What should parents do?


1. Educate yourselves. has lots of support, tools, resources and answers.


2. Communicate the risks of prescription drug abuse to your kids. Children who learn a lot about the risks of drugs are up to 50% less likely to use drugs.


3. Safeguard your own medicines. Keep prescription medicine in a secure place, count and monitor the number of pills you have. Learn more at

How to Prevent Drug Use at Every Age:

Whether your child is toddling through preschool, meandering through middle school or cruising through his ’20s.
Here are tips to help guide him toward a healthy life at every age!

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How old is your child?

  • 2 to 4 Year Old

    Since the foundation for all healthy habits — from nutrition to toothbrushing— is laid down during the preschool years, this is a great time to set the stage for a drug-free life.

    What to Say

  • 5 to 8 Year Old

    5-to-8-year olds are still tied to family and eager to please but they're also beginning to explore their individuality.

    What to Say

  • Your 9 to 12 Year Old

    Preteens: They're on a quest to figure out their place in the world. When it comes to the way they view that world, they tend to give their friends' opinions a great deal of power while, at the same time, they're starting to question their parents' views and messages.

    What to Say

  • Transitions: The First Year of Middle School

    You've been anticipating this for the past few years — your child's transition from elementary school to middle school. Be warned, this is a critical time and calls for extra vigilance on your part.


  • 13 to 15 Year Old

    For parents, this is a pivotal time in helping kids make positive choices when faced with drugs and alcohol.

    What to Say

  • 16 to 18 Year Old

    When it comes to drugs, teens are a savvy bunch. Drugs and messages about living drug-free have been part of their lives for years.

    What to Say

  • If You Think They’re Using: Drug Abuse in Teens 13-18

    If you're at all concerned that your teenager is using drugs or alcohol, take action right now to help your child get back on track to a healthy life.


  • 19 to 25 Year Old

    As you prepare your child for life after high school you can help guide him to a healthy experience.

    What to Say

  • If You Think They’re Using: Young Adults 19-25

    The most important step you can take in addiction intervention for an adult is to speak up and urge him or her to get help.


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Closed on weekends and holidays.

Tulsa Prescription Drop Off Locations

Tulsa drop-box locations for old or unused medications

Tulsa County Sheriff's Office
Faulkner Building

303 W 1st St.
Tulsa, OK 74103
(918) 596-5701
8 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. M - F

Tulsa Police Department
Mingo Valley Division

10122 E 11th St.
Tulsa, OK 74128
(918) 669-6000
8 a.m. – 4 p.m. M - F

Tulsa Police Department
Riverside Division

7515 S Riverside Dr.
Tulsa, Ok 74136
(918) 596-1100
8 a.m. – 4 p.m. M - F

Tulsa Police Department
Gilcrease Division

3436 N Delaware Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74110
(918) 591-4100
8 a.m. - 6 p.m. M - F

OKC Prescription Drop Off Locations

Oklahoma City drop-box locations for old or unused medications

Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office

201 North Shartel
OKC, OK 73102
(405) 713-1000
8 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. M - F

Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office

8029 SE 29th Street
Midwest City, OK 73110
(405) 869-2500
8 a.m. – 4 p.m. M - F

Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics

419 Northeast 38th Terrace
OKC, OK 73105
(405) 521-2885
8 a.m. – 4 p.m. M - F

Midwest City Police Department

100 North Midwest Blvd.
Midwest City, OK 73110
(405) 739-1302
8 a.m. - 6 p.m. M - F

The Importance of Proper Disposal

People who abuse prescription painkillers get drugs from a variety of sources. The majority of teens abusing prescription drugs are getting them from the medicine cabinets of friends, family and acquaintances. This makes safe handling, secure storage and proper disposal so important.



Got from a drug dealer or stranger



Took from a friend or relative without asking



Other source



Bought from a friend or relative



Prescribed by 1 Doctor



Obtained free from friend or relative

About Drug Free Oklahoma was established in hopes of bringing awareness to prescription drug abuse as well as help local Oklahomans find help with substance abuse. Michelle Evans started her journey of fighting addiction when she lost her brother to an accidental prescription drug overdose. She has seen first hand the devastation addiction can cause and it’s her mission to help others in difficult circumstances.

Michelle is currently Mrs. America 2015 and will be spending her reign partnering with local and national substance abuse organizations. A critical first step in tackling the problem is to raise awareness through the education of parents, youth, and healthcare. She will be speaking around the state and sharing her story. If you are interested in having Michelle at an event or come to your facility please email As a nation we must take urgent action to ensure the appropriate balance these medications offer in improving lives and the risks they pose.

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Organizations helping us to continue the awareness of prescription drug abuse. Toll-Free Helpline is open Monday through Friday, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm ET. Closed on weekends and holidays.

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