Gateway to Prevention and Recovery, recieved a Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Strategic Prevention Framework State Incentive Grant (SPF SIG) to address the problem of non-medical use of prescription (Rx) drugs.
Factors identified as influencing the non-medical use of Rx drugs were the ease of access to prescription drugs. Strategies chosen to address the issue include policies, enforcement, media advocacy and distribution of lock boxes.
Purchased medication lock boxes are distributed at local senior health fairs, assisted living centers, hospitals, hospice/home health agencies, pharmacies, hospitals, and agencies providing services to individuals with disabilities.
Additional prevention includes:
- Keep all pain medications in a locked storage container to avoid theft and access by others.
- Take medications as prescribed
- Never share or sell prescription drugs
- Properly dispose of unused, or expired drugs
Gateway is now providing FREE Opioid Overdose Reversal Kits for Pottawatomie County. You can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose long enough to get emergency medical care.
Pick up your FREE kit today at 1010 E. 45th Shawnee, OK
For more information conatct
SPF SIG Coordinator
Region 14 RPC
1414 N. Kennedy, Suite 109