Prescription Drug Community Forum Published March 20, 2017


925 unintentional poisoning deaths occurred in Oklahoma County from 2007 – 2013, averaging 11 deaths a month.  Nearly 4 out of 5 of those deaths involved at least one prescription drug. The Substance Use Prevention Alliance (SUPA) brings together concerned Oklahoma County community members to fight our fastest growing drug problem: prescription drugs and is funded through SAMHSA, CSAP, and ODMHSAS .

            SUPA in partnership with the Oklahoma Center for Poison and Drug Information will be holding a Prescription Drug Community Forums during National Poison Prevention Week. We have partnered with Rose State College to host this forum. A diverse panel of professionals will talk to students and community members about:

  • What is prescription drug abuse and misuse
  • Signs of a prescription drug overdose
  • Information on the lifesaving overdose reversal drug Naloxone
  • Testimonies from individuals and families affected by this growing epidemic

Attendees of these forums will gain education and prevention tools to utilize in their daily lives for safe use, storage, and disposal of prescription drugs and help combat the growing addiction.


What: Prescription Drug Community Forum

Where: Rose State College, HB Atkinson Theater

 6420 SE 15th St, Midwest City, OK 73110

When: March 22, 2017 2:00 PM- 3:30 PM

Free and Open to the Public

Flyer (PDF)