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 in Pottawatomie County.
Factors identified as influencing the non-medical use of Rx drugs in Pott. County were easy access to prescription drugs. The target population were individuals residing in Pott. County between the ages of 18-70. 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 to others.
Take medications as prescribed
Never share or sell prescription drugs
Properly dispose of unused, or expired drugs
SPF SIG Coordinator
Region 14 RPC
Work: 405-275-3391 ext. 107
1414 N. Kennedy, Suite 109